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"Since 2000, collectors, designers and art buyers turned to the McKinson gallery for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on all original paintings and prints ( Giclée and Offset ). My painting mediums are Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors done on several different surfaces ranging from canvas, panels, woods, wall and paper. The purchase of an original painting is accommodated by a Certificate Of Authenticity. The gallery is offering our clients the opportunity to have an original piece of artwork commissioned. Please contact the gallery regarding any questions about commissions art works. I will be happy to assist you."
Errol W. McKinson is a resilient and vibrant artist. He was born in the glowing capital of Kingston, Jamaica. At an early age, Errol was fascinated by the works of art that surrounded him. His first experience with color was from a set of watercolor paints given to him as a gift by his father, Edgar McKinson. Throughout his high school years, Errol became extremely interested in Impressionism. Upon reading a book from the school’s library at Wolmer's High School for Boys, he was introduced to the techniques of Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. These Masters influenced his work today. As a “plein aír” painter and a practitioner of Impressionism, Modern Art, Cubism and the Henry Hensche movement of Light and Color, Errol specializes in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. These media bring to life the warm majesty of his experiences from “back home” in Jamaica and incorporate awe-inspiring visions of the beauty that surround him in America, and Europe. Errol is also a longtime standing member of Maryland State Art Council, Washington Project for the Arts, just to name a few. Errol’s art studio is in suburban Maryland and his gallery can be found at https://www.mckinsongallery.com/ , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/errolmckinsongallery IG at https://www.instagram.com/mckinsongallery/shop
Having been recognized as a resilient and vibrant artist, I am inspired by the warmth of nature that surrounds me. As a creator of nature on canvas, panel, Wood, Wall or whatever the surface is, it takes discipline, will power, courage and determination to represent nature in its true form, pure! I'm inspired by some of the greatest painters who have ever lived. I favor impressionism because it’s a true representation of nature. As I evolved in my craft, I'm experimenting with the combination of Modern Art and Cubism intertwined with Impressionism. Inherently, I have been a painter from creation, and as I grew older, I realized that when you are chosen for a specific purpose you hold the key to your destiny.
My process is a very simple one, which I believe leads to a great end result. After careful observation of the motif, weather for time of day, weather or season, and most of all the narrative within, I then prepare the surface, canvas, panel, wood or wall murals, lay in the color temperature that represents the light key. I continued by sketching the subject wet into wet or on a dry medium grey background. As I proceed, I paint what I see within the light key, which transforms the motif to life.
Currently, my overall body of work is represented in a total of Sixteen Series; Modern Art meets Cubism, Cuban Experience, Coal Miners, A Look at DC, Water Lilies at Giverny and The Trench Town Rock Experience, just to name a few. These are mainly from life experience throughout my travels as I capture the anatomy of the human body and nature at its best.
Errol W. McKinson,CEA