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Kevin Barton

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The artwork style of Van Gogh lives on in the eye and brush of Kevin Barton, a northern Michigan artist who has been working professionally for more than two decades. Interesting rolling landscapes with complex twists and turns highlight Barton’s work. Classically framed, these paintings will brighten any room.

Barton is one of northern Michigan's most collected artists and is known for his post-impressionist stylings of bold brushstrokes and bright colors that capture the essence of the area with a highly detailed yet imaginative and painterly approach.

Barton is an avid plein-air painter and is active on the art show circuit. Among his awards are second place, 2013 Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum - People of Mackinac Exhibition; Best of Show, 2012 Petoskey Art in the Park; Best of Show, Charlevoix Circle of the Arts, May 2012. In ninth grade, he won Artist of the Year at Harbor Springs High School.

He also created the 2011 and 2012 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival posters and the 2012 Charlevoix Venetian Festival poster. He is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

Art historian Mary McGuire, director of the Lilac Festival said, "His painterly ability evokes the 19th century impressionism and post impressionism work of Vincent van Gogh, though make no mistake, he is not to be confused with a copyist, his has absorbed the influences of the great masters and reinterpreted them with his immense talent and skill."
 
Barton says, "As an artist, my goal is to promote the philosophy that appreciating life should be an everyday activity and in doing so inspire those who do not themselves create. I prefer to do my work from life and on location." 



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