Kevin Macpherson is one
of the country's leading plein air painters and is highly respected
among his fellow artists and collectors. Steeped in the American
Impressionist tradition, his oil paintings are distinguished
by their broad strokes and classic use of color and layering.
He is a master of the art of painting outdoors directly from
nature, en plein air.
Born in New Jersey, Kevin
Macpherson studied at the Northern Arizona University where he
received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978. He also took
numerous classes at the Scottsdale Artists' School. After years
as a successful freelance illustrator in Phoenix, Arizona, Kevin
moved to New Mexico to pursue his goals as a fine artist. His
home in the mountains east of Taos is the starting point for
his frequent worldwide travels.
Along with winning countless
Best of Show awards, his paintings have influenced many feature
articles in Art of the West, Art Talk, and graced the covers
of Southwest Art, American Artist and the Artist's Magazine.
Kevin is a sought after workshop teacher here and abroad, his
classes filling years in advance. He is the author of "Fill
your Oil Paintings with Light and Color" which, now in its
third printing, has become a best seller for North Light Books.
Kevin's bimonthly column, "The Artist's Voice", is
featured in Southwest Art Magazine. His leadership as President
of Plein Air Painters of America has brought the organization
to the forefront of representational painting. Kevin is the first
artist in the Oil Painters of America to be elevated from Signature
Member status to that of Honorary Master Signature Member.