Kevin worked for Shell UK in the 1980s, shipping products around Europe on oil tankers. In his free time between watches he focussed on his hobbies of music and art. Using books by respected artists, Kevin developed his style of art with a bias towards watercolour, enjoying the way the paint finds its own direction and the fact that dropping other media such as India ink into it can create amazing effects. His love of the countryside revealed itself in the paintings he produced, as well as a feel for the drama of British weather.
He entered one of his paintings into an art competition coming third out of several hundred entries and this encouraged him to offer his work for sale at galleries, craft fairs and shows.
In 1990 he achieved a Diploma in Commercial Art and in 1993 followed a new career in Graphic Design which eventually led to the foundation of Village News and Villager magazines. Kevin recently picked up the paint brushes again and works in watercolour, pastel and acrylic. Also, he has begun painting on old roofing slates which can hang or stand with dramatic effect.