Kevin is very proud of Tonguely for recognizing the importance of Wear Plaid for Dad. Launched in 2015, Plaid for Dad raises awareness about prostate cancer and vital research funds to improve and save the lives of those affected by the disease. It has quickly become a fun and easy way for Canadians to celebrate dad and help the 1 in 9 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. When detected early, survival is close to 100%. Early detection is key. When it’s not detected early, survival rates 5 years after diagnosis drop to 28%.
Kevin has been working from his office in the house all winter and I was thrilled to bring all his art supplies back outside to work on larger pieces. This studio is the old garage that we renovated last summer and as long as the weather is warm it’s a great place to work. On Saturday and Sunday he spent a good 10 hours of non-stop painting.
…..Kevin only started painting again seriously last summer
Over the winter Kevin brought his paints back inside and worked on smaller pieces from his home office. He paints almost every day and some days he may do three or more paintings. Recently he started matting them and took lessons on how to photograph his work. I asked him to send me his favourite paintings. They are mostly mixed media and all are abstract. He likes to use watercolour, acrylic paints, pastels and inks.