Kevin Poorman, eclectic mixed media – June 2021
Kevin Poorman’s bio: Career military; 40 years U.S. Air Force (20 years active duty & 20 years civil servant). Master of Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University Bachelor of Arts, Forensic Studies, Indiana University
Kevin’s love of the visuals arts stems from his early upbringing; he grew up working in a family-owned artist supplies and picture framing business in Southern Indiana. He fondly recalls the many artists in his youth who generously shared with him their time, talent and creative spirits. Eclecticism best describes Kevin’s artistic style. Eclecticism is a kind of mixed style in the fine arts: “the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and combining them” (Hume 1998). Over the years, Kevin has been drawn to work with pen and ink, acrylic and enamel paints as his preferred media. In his early years, his compositions and style mostly involved realism, focusing on the landscapes and structures common to Southern Indiana. During the middle years, his interest moved to creating abstracts and surrealist works. Today he enjoys creating primitive (folk art) maps/renderings of historical American towns and venues in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area..