Kevin Short is an Internationally collected painter and a museum exhibiting fine artist.
Author Craig Lockwood has described Kevin as a new breed, calling him a founder of modern Coastal Regionalism. The prestigeous Carnegie Art Museum honored Kevin’s work with a retrospective of his paintings that explore light and glare. A follow up retrospective was exhibited by the California Surf Museum, featuring Kevin’s paintings of Pt. San Mateo known as “Trestles”.
The Irvine Museum in California selected from Kevin’s paintings for the landmark exhibition :100 Years Of Plein Air Painting. Jean Stern, curator of the Irvine Muesum, heralded Kevin as a “Gutsy Colorist”.
Kevin has been the featured artist for many national publications and journals, including the cover of the Los Angeles Times, and the cover of the Surfer’s Journal. Southwest Art Magazine has featured him and his work; proclaiming Kevin’s one man exhibitions as “Best of the West”.
In addition to being featured in many books. Kevin’s book “TRESTLES” has exemplified how artists can draw attention to land use and preservation.
Kevin was the subject of the documentary “Documenting the Vibe”.
Kevin was raised along California’s coast. Born in San Diego, and growing up in Santa Barbara, his love for the ocean began through sailing, fishing, and spending long days in the surf. Kevins creativity was nurtured in an artistic family in the little California town of Goleta. Years later his studies formalized with oil painting at the University of New Mexico, and Pepperdine University in Malibu. He further distinguished himself by graduating with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.