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

Reflections on a Life in Painting
exhibition
ANDRE STITT : ASTRO CIVICS
exhibition / TEN
Unseen Ancient & Modern
exhibition
Recent Events and News

Latest News

To Come: Balcony Gallery @ Studio18

On December the 3rd, the Balcony Gallery at Studio18 will be showing Kevin Sinnott’s drawings from the Post Office Years (1975 – 1980). Kevin says, “After graduating from the Royal …