KEVIN COURTER

Kevin Courter was born in 1964 in Palo Alto. Growing up in Northern California, he found himself drawn to the beauty and diversity of the Californian landscape. From rugged Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, the vast wetlands in the Sacramento Valley, and the majesty of the California coastline, Kevin is, first and foremost, a painter of California. However, Kevin visited Montana for the first time in the fall of 2013 and fell in love with the unique beauty found in the fertile valleys of Montana, specifically the Bitterroot Valley, Livingston, Bozeman and Paradise Valley.

His paintings of California, Montana and Utah reflect the awesome and inspiring beauty that can be found in nature. “It’s in nature’s simple and intimate vignette’s that I find the most beauty”. Whether painting in the studio or on location, his work reveals his passion for the land he loves.

A member of the Oil Painters of America, Kevin is inspired by the moody and ethereal work of contemporaries Russell Chatham, Andre Balyon and historical painters such Arthur Matthews, Maxfield Parrish, George Inness and others. His work can be found in private and public collections around the world.

Selected Shows

2019 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, CA
2018 Sonoma PLein Air, Sonoma, CA
2018 Group Show, Arcadia Contempoary, Pasaena, CA
2017 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
2017 Group Show, Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 One Man Show, Horizon Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY
2017 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2016 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2016 Northern California Impressionists, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2015 Sonoma PLein Air, Sonoma, CA
2015 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show
2014 Oil Painters of America National Juried Show
2013 One Man Show, Sage Creek Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
2013 One Man Show, Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
2012 One Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel, CA
2011 One Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel, CA
2010 One Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA
2010 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
2009 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2009 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
2008 One Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA
2008 International Master of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio TX
2008 One Man Show, Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
2007 One Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA
2007 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2007 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
2006 Two Man Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel. CA
2006 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2006 Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO
2006 A Plein Air Affaire, Santa Cruz, CA
2006 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA
2005 Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
2005 Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO
2005 California Landscape Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA

Publications

Carmel Magazine, Summer / Fall 2007
American Art Collector, October 2008
Southwest Art, February 2011, Including front cover
Art of the West, March/April 2012

Organizations

California Art Club
American Tonalist Society – Signature Member

Awards
Artist Choice Award, 2016 Sonoma Plein Air
Award of Excellence, 2014 Paso Robles Art Festival
3rd Place, 2013 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel , CA
Best Quick Draw. 2011 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
2nd Place, 2010 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
Mayor’s Choice Award, 2010 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
Best of Show, 2009 Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA
People’s Choice Award. 2009 Carmel Art Festival
Jennifer Hill Award of Merit, 2009 Carmel Art Festival
Honorable Mention, 2008 Carmel Art Festival
Artist’s Choice Award, 2007 Carmel Art Festival
People’s Choice Award, 2007 Carmel Art Festival
Best of Show, 2006 Carmel Art Festival. Carmel, CA
Mayors Choice, 2006 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA
First Place, Best Wet Painting, 2006 A Plein Air Affaire, Santa Cruz, CA
2nd Place Artist Choice Award, 2005 Telluride Plein
Emerging Artist of the Year, Arts and Antiques Magazine, Carmel Art Festival 2005
Honorable Mention – Carmel Art Festival 2005
2nd Place and Honorable Mention and Special Award, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival
3rd Place – O’Valona Paint-out 2004, Crockett, CA
Honorable Mention – Carmel Art Festival 2004
Windsor-Newton Award – Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
3rd Place and Honorable Mention – O’Valona Paint-out 2003, Crockett, CA
Honorable Mention – Scene on the Strait – Awarded by Harvey Jones, Senior Curator of the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

Moonshine Nights
Oil
15 x 30 in.
$6,500

Evening Whispers
Oil
11 x 14 in.
$2,500
SOLD

Poetic
Oil
9 x 12 in.
$1800
SOLD

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