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

sue williams: my cherry bomb
exhibition / TEN
Reflections on a Life in Painting
exhibition
ANDRE STITT : ASTRO CIVICS
exhibition / TEN
Recent Events and News

Latest News

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

EROS OTOS

As a counterpoint to Sue Williams exhibition, we thought that it would be interesting to show the suite of linocut prints that Kevin Sinnott produced in the early 1990s. The prints …

new exhibition: sue williams

private view: saturday 09 june 2018, 2.00 – 5.00 dates: 09 – 30 june 2018 open fridays + saturdays and by appointment at STUDIO18 18 oxford street pontycymmer cf32 8db …