Kevin Blackham

Born and brought up in a farming community in the Shropshire hills, Kevin’s artistic talent showed itself from an early age. At seven he won an inter-school handwriting competition and he later set up his own sign writing company and gained a host of design commissions from local companies all whilst still at school.

After finishing his A levels at Ludlow College he moved to Reigate in Surrey to begin a four year course in Graphic Design at Reigate School of Art and Design, specialising in hand lettering and calligraphy. After graduation he began a career as a graphic designer in the publishing industry, where he designed promotional material and book jackets for many top titles.

In 1997 an experimental mixed media picture on exhibition at the Harrods Gallery in Knightsbridge, London led to a meeting with De Montfort Fine Art. The resulting collaboration launched Kevin’s career as a highly successful full time artist – with a prolific portfolio of original mixed media work, which combined his love of calligraphy with a wide variety of different techniques.

By the year 2000 Kevin was nominated as the Best Up and Coming Artist by the Fine Art Trade Guild and awarded the prestigious title of Gift of the Year Winner 2000 for his piece L’Architecture I. In 2002 he won the Best Selling Original Print Artist again from the Fine Art Trade Guild. His work is held in private collections and galleries throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.