Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 at 12:28am - Lifestyle
I just added a new Gallery up above, and wanted to add a special blog post to talk a little bit about the new Gallery. Kevin Maddrey has been a dear friend of mine since I was 16 years old. I met him through a friend I worked with, and our friendship quickly developed from there.
When I came out to Yosemite at 19, which kicked off 11 years of working summers in the park, Kevin was one of my first friends to come out and visit. He also fell in love with Yosemite, and started his own annual journeys which increased in length over the years to where he now spends at least 3-5 months in the Yosemite area every year.
Kevin is one of the most talented, unique, and motivated people I know, let alone one of the most brilliant artists I´ve ever met, and dearest friends I´ve ever known. His work and life is so inspirational on so many levels, and his art touches and inspires so many people.
I´ve had the amazing fortune to get to spend so much time with Kevin over the years. We´ve shared amazing adventures together, beautiful life expereinces, endless slacklining sessions, summers in Tuolumne making art and roaming the land, mountain climbs and meadow sessions, Eastide life, as well as countless journeys into nature and life.
Kevin paints, draws, sculpts, or finds some form of creative expression pretty much every single day. He does a lot of this out in nature. He´s always got his sketchpad or watercolors, or canvas, or something and I´ve always got my camera. So naturally I´ve gotten to get some great shots of him in his element over the years.
I hope you enjoy these shots, and be sure to check out the Gallery above for more. You can see more of Kevin´s work at his website. You should check it out!!
If you would like to buy prints or digital downloads from this blog post, you can do so at my shopping cart site.