I’m delighted to be through to the final 30 in the Castlegate Prize. More information below courtesy of The Castlegate Prize, with a link to their site.
I have curated a show at Florence Mine of Whitehaven artist Kevin Carr. ‘Kevin Carr a Memorial Retrospective.’ Kevin was a friend of mine who died last month. 20th April – 17th May with a launch on Thursday 25th April …
I’ve a show at The Beacon 19 January to February to 17 March 2019. This will exclusively be my war work: paintings, sculptures, photographs, press clippings and light installations. I also hope to do four talks with a slideshow to accompany the work, as well as playing my own music.
I am entering five oil on canvas paintings for the 39th annual art exhibition at Allonby Village Hall opening at 3pm Friday 27th July when refreshments are available for an hour, until Monday 30th July 2018. Allonby is a seaside town on …
Kevin Michael Weaver
‘War & Peace’
Kevin Michael Weaver Exhibition (14th April to 12th May, 2018)
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumbria.
Weaver is an …
War and Peace Exhibition at Surrey Heath Museum Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3HD
3 February – 16 March 2018, Press Release below.
Latest: Images from the exhibition, more to follow soon.
Great news, I’ve got a new painting show at Florence Mine next year: Saturday 14 April to Saturday May 12 … this includes the May Bank Holiday weekend and the Monday (Florence are opening on Bank Holidays 2018.) More information …
… as promised. I’ve been up and down the country enjoying many spectacular views; and exploring the medium of painting oil on to glass. Here’s a slideshow of all the landscape paintings I’ve for sale (and have sold) to date. The most recent oil on glass paintings are at the top, there are around twenty new pieces.
Random Acts of Art is a group exhibition to be held 17 January – 25 February at Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth.
It will be an exhibition that brings together a diverse range of traditional and new methods for creating art. Approximately fifteen artists will be exhibiting new work created for the exhibition, including me. The work on display will range from sculpture in porcelain and wood to paintings on glass, mixed media paintings and art created using textiles and found objects.
Two oil paintings on glass raised from a white backboard by metal standoffs in a new technique I’ve begun experimenting with. These two works may be part of a joint show beginning in two weeks at Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth. The first is called ‘Boat in a storm off St Ives Harbour’ and the second is called ‘The Melancholia of Mr Okins.’
I now have five new paintings up at Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth (and possibly a sixth very soon) two of which have sold already and will be replaced.
I have a show coming up at Lowes Court gallery, Egremont, West Cumbria beginning on 1 December until 31 December. It’s called ‘Light’ with landscapes from West Cumbria; but also some Cornish and Scottish scenes. Opening times and directions here: www.lowescourt.co.uk
Post now updated with some images of Kevin Weaver’s installation (below.)
We are proud to announce that Thursday 27th October we will be opening our latest show ‘The Persistence of Existence’, where a group of upcoming artists explore life, death, and everything in between. This will undoubtedly be a fantastic show so we hope to see you all there!
Location: The Pharmacy, 33B Scotland Rd, Carlisle CA3 9HS
Preview: Thursday 27th October 6 – 9
Open: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 1 – 4
Jamie F Simpson
Kevin Weaver, War and Peace. An exhibition at Castle Douglas Library Art Gallery, Dumfries and Galloway, 5 October – 15 October, 2016.
10am-5pm Monday – Sunday.
Paintings of Scottish, Cornish and Lake District scenes plus war paintings based on the artists reporting days in Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo. The artist will be painting on glass demonstrating his new work in the gallery.
… after a long stay there this summer. Hence the poor quality of images for the next few months until I can afford to replace it but, onwards and upwards. Here is: Sandyhiills Beach Melting Pot, Dumfries and Galloway Oil …
I’m part of a joint show at The Nail Factory in Dalbeattie running from September 10th – November 30th (showing 4 paintings – including one new glass painting with my new display method using standoffs allowing the glass to be raised off a white board hung on the wall)
The Nail Factory, 56 Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4EW, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
19 September – 28 October 2016. More details to follow soon….
Great news, just had another show at Castle Douglas Public Library and Art Gallery – 5 to 15 October 2016, confirmed. It will be called ‘War and Peace’ and will feature new work such as this oil on canvas ‘It’s not like in the movies.’
Happy to say I have just had confirmed my show at the Python gallery in Middlesbrough starting 11 June until August 26. The theme is War and Peace. There will be a Private View on Saturday 11 June from 12 …
From the 13 April to 1 May. Please come along to The Tolbooth Arts Centre to see my new work… I’ve been incredibly busy and am very happy with the resulting paintings. Some of them have a mediterranean vibe, such as ‘Sandyhills Golf Course Kirkcudbright’ and ‘Port Patrick Harbour Fishing Boats.’ Must be the influence of the Gulf Stream climate. Kirkcudbright is a lovely town. Here is the link to view all the paintings online (the most recent paintings are at the top, right now there are 12 – including two oil on glass paintings.)
Please note that I will painting in the gallery from the 19th to the 28th April – that’s during the second and third week of my show. Here are the two most recent paintings, both oil on glass.
From the kirkcudbright.co.uk website:
‘The Tolbooth Art Centre provides visitors with an introduction to the story of the town’s artists’ colony. The Tolbooth dates back to 1629, and now provides gallery accommodation for the best of the Council’s painting collection including works by S.J. Peploe, Charles Oppenheimer, Jessie M. King, Lena Alexander, Robert Sivell and many more. The story of the Kirkcudbright artists is told through a 15 minute audio-visual show.
The studios on the upper floor are used by the current generation of artists and craftworkers, and the ground floor has a friendly café serving fresh coffee, teas and locally produced cakes and biscuits and a gift shop, retailing artists’ prints, paintings, crafts, art books and reproductions.’
… Yet another oil on canvas just sold at Tarantella Restaurant in Cockermouth. This is Spirits of the Forest II
What a great start to my year! Watch this space for more news (and new paintings) soon.
Regular followers to my blog will know I regularly exhibit work in the Italian restaurant Tarantella, in Cockermouth.
Delighted to say that the oil on canvas, Starlings at Sunset, Whitehaven, has recently sold at Tarantella. It’s 40 x 50 cm.
Thirlmere Forest Flood, Kevin Weaver. For the Love Cumbria Floods Appeal Art Auction.
45 x 50 cm, framed.
Price – Auction (no reserve)
“Love Cumbria Floods Appeal Art Auction – to be held at Carlisle’s Halston Hotel on Thursday, February 11 – will include works by nationally and internationally known artists who are currently being asked to donate a painting. The event is a collaboration between Cumbrian artists, Tullie House, The University of Cumbria, The Halston Hotel, Cumbria Life and Carlisle Living and is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds.” Carlisle Living Magazine.
… the most recent paintings are first, as always please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Happy New Year everyone.
This wonderful image is courtesy of Sundaram Ramaswamy (licensed under non-profit organisation Creative Commons) with the following words quoted from Mohammed Rafi. The original image is available here: Sundaram Ramaswamy, Flickr.
Although we hail from different lands,
we share one earth and sky and sun,
remember friends, the world is one.
Through the Eyes of a Child, Mugunga Rwandan Refugee Camp, Zaire, August 1994. (painted in December, 2015) Oil on canvas 83 x 104 cm http://kevinweaver.co.uk/war-paintings/
… Two new paintings (2015) which tell it like it was, and still is for so many people. You can view both of these from the ‘war paintings‘ page.
My latest war painting, a nod to German Expressionism and The Impressionists, but a heartfelt tribute to the courage of the people in the painting. This piece comes from photographs I took during the war in Sarajevo, several shells fell on this market directly, killing some 300 people in all. There were 150 victims in one attack alone.
Last Supper with Five Lighters, Markala Wartime Black Market, Sarajevo, Christmas 1994 (painted 2015)
Oil and wax on canvas. 118 x 80 cm.
Images from Anne Marie McStraw from a recent gig for a really good cause at The Brickyard, Carlisle. I joined Calais Action to give a talk, show some photographs from the wars I covered and exhibited two new paintings of …
October and November 2015
‘The Light at the End… by Kevin Weaver’ Studies of light through trees and across the landscapes of West Cumbria.
Gallery Artemis, 18a Main St, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9LQ. Telephone 01900 267090
Featured image Ennerdale Summer Sunrise, oil on canvas, 88 x 120 cm
Thanks to your encouragement and feedback about this powerful piece – ‘Concentration Camp, Sarajevo 1993’, which I painted earlier this year; I’ve decided to enter it into the John Moores Painting Prize 2016.
From Liverpool Museums website…
Open to all painters in the UK, works are selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.
The jury, which is soon to be announced, will select a final shortlist of five paintings. The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded.
The winner of the Visitors’ Choice award, voted for by the public during the 2016 exhibition, will receive a prize of £2,016.
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The John Moores Painting Prize is delivered in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and issupported by our exhibition partner Weightmans.
The Prize is showing as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 festival of contemporary art, one of the world’s leading Biennials, taking place from 9 July to 16 October 2016.