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.



Lockdown Paintings
William Brown Exhibition
Every home…. part 2
Recent Events and News

Latest News

Autumn Studio18 Opening

Due to Kevin’s unusually high artistic work commitment with pending exhibitions in both London and Cardiff, for those who have to travel to engage with the actual paintings in STUDIO18, …

Liebestod Departs Studio18

After almost 3 years, this Thursday, LIEBESTOD is coming off the wall and starting the preparation for its journey from Pontycymer to Flowers Gallery, London.

Christmas Print Commission

CONFREYS PRESENTS 2021CHRISTMAS PRINT COMMISSION by Kevin Sinnott working with Master Printmaker Pete Williams Private view at Print Market Project 41a Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QEFriday 12 November 20216pm-8pm On …