Today on Thinking of Art, I caught up with Kevin Hees. Kevin is an American, self-taught contemporary artist whose work specializes in themes that address life’s three great intentions… health, wealth and happiness.
Born 1962 in Corpus Christie,Texas, HEES began his career as a painter, makeup artist, photographer, brand consultant, and producer. During his 30 year career in beauty and photography he worked with some of the world’s biggest brands such as; Ralph Lauren, BELK, STILA, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and E Entertainment. He photographed some of the biggest names in entertainment including Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Annie Lennox, and Christina Aguilera. However, his art always remained his passion, and dearest to his heart throughout his photography career.
Kevin’s life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013. Unable to work, and facing both personal and financial ruin, he underwent a period of tremendous hardship and personal transformation through which he discovered a renewed passion for painting. His works became the centerpieces of his healing process, and Kevin put his love, light, will to live and hope for a better life into them. His signature circle and three lines of marks representing the number seven, symbolize the ingredients for life…. the ingredients for art.
Kevin is a full-time artist who’s positive messaging and intriguing painting techniques have propelled him onto the international art scene. Bought by several major collectors across the world, he finds himself inundated with demand. With his first exhibition taking place in Paris, titled “Paris 2020”, and exhibitions planned in Monaco, Cannes, London, Dubai, Palm Beach, New York, and more.