Kevin Bandee was born in 1968 and worked in the IT corporate world for many years. Once his family had grown up he decided to pursue his lifelong interest in art. He's self-taught, and spends much of his time experimenting with many different types of media.
Says Kevin: "I was looking to create my own unique style, free from any influences and something that had never been seen before. I have always been interested in Art and have worked in various forms from digital landscapes to metal wall art over the years. I while away the time on evenings and weekends experimenting with different art forms with no concept of time. I was looking to create my own unique style, free from any influences and something that had never been seen before.
From my digital art experiences, I discovered fractals, infinite complex pictures of repeating geometric shapes that exist within nature, in the beauty of trees, rivers, snowflakes, mountains, clouds and crystals. I wanted to somehow recreate these amazing natural effects in paintings with an abstract twist.
This is where my journey started, over three years attempted to create something that represented my interpretations of these formations in a painting. I had to make own paint brushes that did not exist and experiment with different chemicals and paint mixes.
I use a multi-layer approach, with varying depths, each creation is revisited on a number of occasions, taking up to 2 weeks to complete. I have also developed my own True 3D effects style bringing elements of nature to these abstracts to complement each piece."
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