An Escape from the Chaos: Paintings by Kevin Warning

By Bella Erakko

If Kevin Warning could have one wish, it would be for more time. Working fulltime (and often overtime), he loves envisioning next steps. Amazingly, he has found time to explore some new ideas.

While his resin-based abstract work remains very popular in the Gallery, he explains, “I’d like to experiment more with resin art where I add pigment directly into the resin instead of pouring it on the canvas and then adding resin as a top coat. The texture is still smooth and shiny, but there would be a lot more pigment.”

Another avenue he wants to explore in more depth is a brush-based approach. He readily acknowledges, “I love sitting in front of my easel with brush in hand.”
The effects can be dynamic, such as his Cityscapes, created with brush and palette knife. Vibrant with color, dense with city-realism, it draws the viewer into the very aliveness of city life, especially at night.

Built into an incredibly busy and often chaotic work life, Kevin keeps hold of his artistic center on evenings and week-ends. Unwinding in the swirling colors of abstraction, he invites us to pause in our own chaotic worlds—and just enjoy.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 12, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. A piece of Kevin’s work will be given away in a free drawing held at 6:00. This reception coincides with Hannibal’s Second Saturday Gallery Night.

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