Over the past 20 years, Kevin Barton of Petoskey has become one of Northern Michigan's most well collected artists with paintings hanging across the nation. His work has garnered countless awards and accolades, including the Manoogian Museums Gold Medal, earning signature status with the American Impressionist Society and numerable best of shows at paint outs and other events. Mr. Barton's images have also been featured or chosen by competition to represent various events and publications. Notably, Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival and CTAC's D'Art for Art 2015.
About his work, Kevin has this to say: “I enjoy capturing the specific details of a subject, yet I want people to know they are looking at a ‘painting.’ I want a style almost like a world made of paint. My art is meant to engage the viewer and uniquely instill in the viewer a sense of participating in something timeless. Bold color, line, and imaginative brushwork are my preferred tools for accomplishing this.”