Kevin Sinnott

Welcome to Studio18 an art gallery located in the Garw Valley, South Wales

Meet the Artist

Kevin Sinnott

about-meA young Welsh student recently asked me if I had grown up in an artistic home. I said I hadn’t. She looked around the studio and thought for a while and wondered how that could be. I recollected how in the early sixties the youth clubs of South Wales in association with the LEAs used to look out for us kids. For a while there were art and music classes. I could draw and paint, but I had left school early and these places provided mentors, leaders, and characters, that didn’t look or walk the other way. “Oh. The community, then”, my Welsh visitor said.

After some twenty-five years away with more than a few ups and downs, I returned to that very community. It was initially a difficult return, not being exactly what my wife and I had wanted to do. In some ways it was more of a retreat from the challenges that my ambitions demanded I should always meet.  Then, the returning of this native provided many more challenges. The artistic benefits, however, during the last fifteen years have been immense. The inspiration which I have gratefully, if not always humbly, received from my immediate environment, has sometimes seemed like a reward for coming home – the “fatted calf” even. A reward for the recognition and acknowledgement of my debt to the place in which my peculiar adventure began.

Studio18

Exhibitions

Just Paint
exhibition
sue williams: my cherry bomb
exhibition / TEN
Reflections on a Life in Painting
exhibition
Recent Events and News

Latest News

Philip Watkins: Biography

Philip Watkins will be exhibiting at Studio18 in October. Biography: I was brought up in Caerphilly. My father was a railwayman, having briefly been a miner like his father, until …

Jacqueline Jones: Biography

Jacqueline Jones will be exhibiting here at Studio18 in October. “My painting is about atmosphere, space and colour. Colour itself is of prime importance to me and I revel in …

Forthcoming Exhibition

New exhibition to come. ‘Just Paint’ with Jacqueline Janine Jones and Philip Watkins. October 28th to November 24th with a private viewing on October 28 at 2:30 PM