Kevin J Boudreauwww.ArtPal.com/KJB
My art background began sometime around when I was able to hold a crayon. At that time I was creating art with my uncle who has been my greatest inspiration. He would show me how to draw any random object or character I requested. By doing this I was familiarized with how to study shape and line. This became very handy when I would attempt to replicate images that fascinated me over the years.
By the time I was in high school I had a deep appreciation for art. It was there that I was introduced to the multiple mediums I could use in my work. By taking every art class that was offered I became experienced with mediums such as, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic.
However, the one area that high school was not able to teach me was the art of airbrush and spray paint. I have always had a huge interest in graffiti and in 2004 I became extremely devoted to the art form. I feel that graffiti gave me a better sense of color as well as show me the importance of line work. Eventually I was hired to use the techniques I had acquired over the years to create murals for many public spaces.
In the fall of 2008 I enrolled into Manchester Community College. It was there that I gained my passion for oil paint, as well as a degree in Visual Fine Arts. After graduating I continued to use oil paint as my main medium on canvas. I enjoy the smooth appearance as well the option of working opaque or transparent. I have found that this is the best medium to achieve the results I am looking for in my work. The majority of my paintings are based in a surreal style where the subject matter often reflects struggle, beauty, an obsession with time, as well as relating shapes in somewhat of a collage format.
It was also in the year 2008 that I began my tattoo apprenticeship. In the Spring of 2009 I began tattooing. I currently work in Costa Mesa California at Outer Limits Tattoo and Body Piercing. I enjoy working in a new school style with all of my own original characters and occasionally with realistic touch.