Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 9 PM Location: Norman P. Murray Center, Jacaranda Room 24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo CA 92692
Kevin Davidson first discovered his artistic ability when classmates in first grade asked him if he was going to be an artist when I grew up. Kevin developed his creative skills during his childhood years through junior high by using a Prang pan watercolor set and a 10cent brush in a sketchbook. When he was in high school his father signed him up for the Famous Artist correspondence commercial art course. He finished it in the Navy, and while there worked as an illustrator Draftsman for two years.
He later applied for Art Center College of Design in LA, but was rejected, so he went to a professional art school in Seattle for a year, then reapplied and was accepted to Art Center as an illustration major. Kevin graduated in 1973, and became a freelance illustrator working in a design studio in Newport Beach for a few years, then he ventured out on his own for 40 years as a tech illustrator and architectural illustrator.
Around the turn of the millennium he joined a watercolor class, where he discovered watercolor on Yupo plastic. Kevin joined Socalpapa, and was president in 2005-6.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys singing in his church choir, and painting and designing stage sets for musical productions.
As an illustrator for a Catholic Bible magazine, he and his wife were invited as bus chaperones on a 10day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1995. His paintings are in many collections and he has won scores of awards for his work.