Kevin Dean

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A highly versatile artist Kevin has illustrated numerous books, designed textiles, ceramics and public art. Nowadays he favours painting and printmaking and is a studio holder at Art Space Portsmouth. 
As a student at The Royal College of Art, Kevin was awarded the RCA travel scholarship and has continued travelling ever since, he is particularly interested in environmental issues and has spent time living with remote rainforest tribes in Borneo and Venezuela. 

He is well known in Abu Dhabi as the artist who designed much of the marble decoration at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The designs depict flowers from across the world, made from cut marble and mosaic in a naturalistic style. Opening in 2010, the mosque has become one of the world’s most popular visitor attractions, with over 6 million visitors a year. 

Closer to home he has been working on a series of paintings and prints of landscapes and also The Victorious Festival and other music venues in Portsmouth. 

Kevin has exhibited at galleries across the world, from London, NY to Venezuela, Trinidad and Dubai. He has given lectures at the V&A and Dulwich Picture Gallery and his work is the collections of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The Midland Bank, Rothschild Assurance, Sheikh Sultan, Abu Dhabi.