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Kelvin Harvey
  • Male
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • United Kingdom
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Program / Degree
BA (hons)
July 6, 2005
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
I am...
A painter and maker, working cross a wide range of disciplines, if you can bare the comparison a poor man's version of Picasso. I enjoy all aspects of art and making, have even been known to engage in more conceptual artforms such as performance and text based work when the mood or opportunity affords. I have come to a point in my life, after many years having to deny my desire to make art, (good or bad, others must be the judge), to be comsumed with the need to make physical all the pent up creativity in me which I believe is now richer with more experience of life and it's influences. I enjoy colour and music, and combined with the prospect of fine sunny day, I let rip the dogs of creativity.
About my artwork
My approach to making reflects my personal style, character and influences that have affected me during my lifetime. Often experiences and images have been retained within my sub-conscious and manifest themselves during making, sometimes directly contributing to the current work, other times creating a piece of work completely different to the current project which is an aspect I find invigorating and challenges the material I may be working in at the time.
Intuition and improvisation figure strongly in my work, influenced particularly by the music of Keith Jarrett and Miles Davis enabling my creative conscious to converse with mind and body, informing my work, placing the concept and material on a very intimate level completing a circle of inspiration in which myself and the material are inside and in complete harmony with the mutual intention of creating a physical presence from an imagined concept.
Artists I like
Jackson Pollock and friends. WJM Turner. Patrick Heron and the St Ives Group.
Isamu Noguchi and Japanese surrealist (Gutai Manifesto). French Impressionist and Flavist. Gerard Richter, Ellsworth Kelly, Anthony Caro, and an awful lot more....
Ceramics, Sculpture, Paintings, Galleries, Museums and old houses. Jazz and Blues.
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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At 18:49 on January 21, 2011, Amy Thurbon said…

Hi Kelvin

I was thinking of buying that Peter Lanyon book; I really must pay Amazon a visit!  

I found Peter Lanyon: At the Edge of Landscape also by Chris Stpehens very insightful and I think it has some great reproductions of his work.  I read the Ivon Hitchens book a couple years ago and also enjoyed it, in fact now you've reminded me I might have to read it again.  I feel a bit of a bookfest coming on!

I remember seeing 'Lost Mine' by Lanyon at Tate St Ives a few years ago and feeling quite in awe of it.  At first I found his comments about his work not being abstract quite intriguing but I think I see where he's coming from.   

I did look on the BBCiplayer for the Art of Cornwall but it's no longer available so it would be great if it is possible to email it.


All the best


At 19:31 on January 19, 2011, Amy Thurbon said…

Hi Kelvin

Sorry for my delay in replying.  No unfortunately I didn't see the Art of Cornwall which is a shame as I am really interested in the Cornish post war period and particularly the work of Peter Lanyon.  I think his work has been quite underated compared to some of the other artists he worked alongside.  Did you see the Tate St Ives Peter Lanyon exhibition?  I would have liked to have gone but couldn't, there is a very short video about it on the Tate St Ives website which you might be interested in.  http://channel.tate.org.uk/media/671125809001

Hope this link works!

Good luck with your good work in the school, hope it is successful.

All the best


At 19:15 on December 25, 2010, Jo Derbyshire said…
Thanks kelvin, I'll let you have an image of the final work and will mention you in the piece.  I have also voted for you take care jo x
At 15:22 on December 15, 2010, Amy Thurbon said…

Sorry only just got your email.  I really like your recent photos, particularly the Plymouth boatyard and 'No fish for supper tonight'.  Purely from a painterly point of view the textures and colours in the boat hull are great, but I also see the observation you are making on the struggle of the fishing industry.  Be interested to see where your work goes from here.

At 18:34 on September 7, 2010, Rhenna said…
Thank you, Kelvin.
Yes you could be right there!
At 13:47 on March 19, 2010, Jo Derbyshire said…
nice vibrant work
At 20:58 on December 11, 2009, Luke Gilliam said…
Really enjoying your new work Kelvin - hope to meet you when I get back to UK - makybe take a trip down to Plymouth!
At 17:42 on October 25, 2009, moira said…
a deep feeling of companionship,of past and present-the path to recover your truths...........
At 11:40 on September 23, 2009, Nash Francis said…
Cheers mate, I always liked it when the manic street preachers said that they weren't trying to be rock n roll jumping around on stage, it was the geometry of contempt.
At 14:49 on June 14, 2009, Huang Cheng YI said…
thank you for your comment. I like your works too.


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