Kevin Line RBSA       Portrait Painter
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Portraiture can be considered to be the most complex of the visual idioms, both structurally and pyschologically, and consequently the most fascinating.  One is simultaneously dealing with humanity, and in mirror reflection, oneself.

Great portraits can be looked at again and again, and yield something new on each viewing.  They represent a moment of truth.  The way the personality is captured tells us something about the sitter, the artist, ourselves, and the human race, all at once.  

By working in monochrome Kevin's charcoal grisaille paintings are stripped of any hint of sentiment.  The resultant pictures are truthful, often darkly introspective, almost voyeuristic, but, most importantly, very human.

He exhibits widely, and is represented in part by The Mall Galleries, London, and Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham.


Exhibition history

2019
RBSA Prize Exhibition
RBSA Works on paper Exhibition
OAS Members Exhibition
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries 

2018
RBSA Members Exhibition
RWA Autumn Exhibition
OAS Open Exhibition
Oxford Playhouse
Society of Graphic Fine Art Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery
John Noott Gallery, Broadway
RBSA Prize Exhibition
OAS Members Exhibition
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries

2017
RBSA Members Exhibition
Faces of Ruskin Portrait Exhibition, Oxford university
RWA Autumn Exhibition
RSMA Exhibition, Mall Galleries
RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition
RBSA Prize Exhibition
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries
RWA 'Drawn' Exhibition
RBA Exhibition, Mall Galleries
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries [Winner Faber Castell/West Design Award]

2016
RBSA Members Exhibition
RWA Autumn Exhibition
Society of Graphic Fine Art Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery
OAS Open Exhibition
RBSA Drawn 2016
Broadway Art Festival
RBSA Prize Exhibition [Winner The Artist Magazine Prize]
OAS Members Exhibition
RCFA Nicklin Re-visited
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries

2015
RBSA Members Exhibition
RWA Autumn Exhibition
RBSA Open Portrait exhibition
RBSA Prize Exhibition
RWA 'Drawn' Exhibition
RBSA Open Exhibition
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries
Diplomats Barista, Solo Exhibition

2014
RBSA Members Exhibition
RWA Autumn Exhibition
OAS Open Exhibition
Brit Poppy Art, Pitsford
RBSA Prize Exhibition [Winner Alec Morison Memorial Prize]
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries
RBSA Candidates Exhibition - Elected Member [RBSA]
Works on paper art fair, London
RBSA 'Birmingham Today' Exhibition

2013
RBSA Open Exhibition
RWA Autumn EXhibition [Winner UWE Bristol Drawing Prize]
Featured Artist.  "A 108 portraits" film.  Curated by Mall Gallery/ RP
RBSA Members Exhibition
RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition
RBSA Prize Exhibition [Runner Up]
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Gallery
OAS Members Exhibition
RBSA Solo Exhibition 

2012
RBSA Open Exhibition
RBSA Members Exhibition
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition
RBSA Prize Exhibition
Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition
RBSA Candidates Exhibition - Elected Associate Member [ARBSA]

2011
RBSA Open All Media Exhibition 
RWA Autumn Exhibition
Oxford Art Society Open
RBSA Friends Exhibition [Winner of the Lawrence Prize]
RBSA prize Exhibition
RBSA Open Portrait Exhibition

2010
RBSA Open All Media Exhibition
Oxford Art Society Open
Broadway Art Festival/Singer Sargent Prize [Runner Up]
South Northants Selected Open