The Kevin Milligan Gallery is located in Carmel California, on Lincoln Street just south of
Ocean Avenue. The gallery features landscape paintings from Big Sur region to Mendocino by Kevin Milligan. Other
favorite subjects are from the Monterey Peninsula, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino wine country. Additional inland
subjects of oaks, valleys and foothills of Mount Diablo sometimes painted in large formats of 36x48 show
His works have been exhibited in international and national exhibitions at Museo Hosio, Capranica-Viterbo Italy, and in New York at the Bowery Art Gallery, National Art Club and the Chautauqua Institute of American Art. In addition, his works have been exhibited at the Mint Museum; Charlotte North Carolina and the Butler Institute of American Art of Youngstown Ohio. In California, Kevin's works have been exhibited at the Oakland Museum, Crocker Art Museum, San Bernadino County Museum of Art and Grace Hudson Museum. Kevin's paintings are owned by private collectors throughout the US and abroad in China, Switzerland, Germany, England, Canada and Australia. The Carmel Gallery offers visitors a chance to view new paintings of Big Sur, Point Lobos and Monterey Peninsula that will be included in his second book and museum exhibit, Big Sur to Mendocino. Text which illuminates history of California accompanies his painted pictorial. This pairing was used in first book, Mendocino: A Painted Pictorial which is included in the library of the Smithsonian.
The Kevin Milligan Gallery also represents the works of three other artists. Photography of the California Coast including Point Lobos and Big Sur by Steven Castro, abstract paintings by Paula Boas and Peter Masters ceramic-glass art add a rich diversity to the gallery selection.
Steven Castro creates landscape photography which celebrate iconic coastal and interior California. His local images capture gnarled Cypress in fog and fleeting atmospheric moments where sunlight fights to make its way through thick marine layers. Creased bark of ancient trees, pebbled paths and surf drenched sand reveal the textures of places that are loved, and we are reassured by their existence. Many are acquainted by his work from the International Juried Photography Competition, "The Magic of Point Lobos," hosted by the Carmel Art Institute. His color photograph, Old Veteran was awarded 1st Place in the inaugural exhibition of 2012. He was the Grand Prize winner in 2011 at the prestigious Ansel Adams Gallery Photography contest in Yosemite. Abstract works by Paula Boas offer art devotees a rich visual language with paintings where structure is revealed through layers of color and energetic line that emerge from an unplanned process. Forms are clarified and reduced from the improvisation until a certain balance and quietude are achieved. Paula states, "I love paint - sometimes thick and creamy loaded with color and other times thin and drippy and very transparent." "I can spend hours mixing it, watching the slight shifts in hue and intensity as I add drops of a color." "I am intrigued with the way colors change as you place them next to each other or place a glaze of one over the other on the canvas."
The mixed media ceramic and glass pieces of internationally acclaimed artist Peter Masters offer a stunning aesthetic perspective. The sea inspired works have dimensional patterns applied to the surface of shell like vessels with colored glass which fills inside the concave middle openings. The colorful slumped glass provides a rich contrast to the rhythmic ornate patterns which adorn the oval porcelain bodies.
Colwyn Campbell of Ceramics Monthly describes the work of Peter Masters. "These new forms seem to transcend, yet still retain the relevance, to their earthly origins, for the forces of existence to which they now interrelate are of a timeless, cosmic order." "At the same time, there is a sense of imminent discovery of something only partly known or understood, or perhaps the revelation of long-forgotten secrets."
The work of Peter Masters is in the permanent collections of Museums of four Continents. He is included in the European collections of Museo Intenozionale; Faenza Italy, the Isituto Statale d'Arte per La Creamica; Castelli Italy, the Swiss National Museum of Art; Nyon Switzerland and the International Ceramics Studio; Kecskemet Hungary. In the continent of Africa he is represented in the permanent collection of the National Centre of Fine Arts; Giza Egypt and in the Continent of Australia at Brisbane Civic Art Museum. In North America he is collected by the University of Puget Sound, Kittredge Gallery; Tacoma Washington.
The Gift Gallery section is a favorite part of the Kevin Milligan Gallery for locals and visitors alike. The Gift Gallery offers note cards, posters, matted prints, and others items inspired by the local landscape that might be the perfect gift for an enthusiast of the California Coast.
Please visit the gallery when you are touring Carmel and send us an email if you would like to be invited to monthly gallery events. firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Dillon & Kevin Milligan, Owners