an impulse, Kevin Lynch first started artistic painting in the spring
of 2001 under the tutelage of artist Barbara McAuliffe of Foxboro,
Massachusetts. At age 54, with no previous artistic training or experience,
weekly classes. Unbeknownst to him, he had a flair for the realistic
of this medium. He relies on Ms. McAuliffe's consistent expert instruction
at her Thursday evening classes. Kevin welcomes his classmates’
constructive criticism and support. His chosen medium is oil on canvas.
The artwork which has resulted from these classes has surprised and
his family and friends.
Kevin’s expertise and portfolio is growing. Several of his paintings have been on display at local judged and non-judged art shows. Kevin has joined the Foxborough Art Association and intends to continue this enjoyable and rewarding interest through workshops and possibly formal education.
A close relative actually “commissioned” Kevin to replicate a photograph taken on Cape Cod of a serene autumn marshland landscape. The painting, “Chapel Creek,” captured the scene beautifully and is now prominently displayed in the relative’s home. Another special painting, “Joppa Flats,” was dedicated and given to his daughter, Rosanne. The scene depicts a young girl standing on the beach in Newburyport, Massachusetts enjoying a stunning rainbow over the ocean inlet. Newburyport—specifically, Plum Island—has been a family vacation spot for thirty years.
Kevin Lynch was raised and resided in Brookline, Massachusetts until 1988 when he moved to Foxborough less than an hour away. He attended St. Mary’s elementary school and Brookline High School. Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Katherine Cullen, in October of 1968. He was still in the military at this time U.S. Navy Seabees. He served in Vietnam. Kevin and Katherine then married and spent the last year of his military service in Morocco.
When they returned to Brookline after his honorable discharge, the couple started a family and bought a home there. A daughter and two sons were born between 1970 and 1981: Rosanne, Jeffrey, and Joseph. Kevin worked for the town of Brookline Fire Department from 1971 until his retirement as Lieutenant in 1997 (due to medical reasons). Kevin is a past commander of VFW Post #864 in Brookline.
Kevin has expanded his expertise in the last 18 months. Kim Morin of Breton Bleu Studio, in Walpole, MA, has been conducting weekly art classes where Kevin has received encouragement to try painting in the pastel medium. He has painted five pastels and finds they work quite a bit faster than the oil medium. He also has an award winning still life charcoal drawing, "Oriental." This drawing was done under the guidance of Ms. McAuliffe of Foxboro.
In addition to painting, other interests include cooking, gardening, and caring for his precocious Lasa Apso, Monty. Monty's portrait is now included in Kevin's growing gallery. 2004 was an exciting year for Kevin and his wife. They enjoyed a week's stay in Paris marveling at the beauty of the cathedrals and architecture. They found the extensive works of art in the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay overwhelming.In 2004, Kevin entered some of his work in two judged art shows in conjunction with the Foxboro Art Association. He was happily rewarded with a prize in each! His oil painting, "Still Life," earned a "Best of Show" award in the Spring show and Kevin was awarded second prize in the charcoal drawing category in the Fall show.
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