We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Greer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
The novel answer is to say because I can’t sing or dance but the truth is there are many things that I could have done in this life to make a good living why I choose painting as a career path really only comes down to one thing if the world was quiet and you were the only soul alive and you didn’t need money and you didn’t have people to impress with what you did Would you still do what you do and the answer is yes for me I would paint even if I was the last person on this Earth.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Over the years my art has grown into creating moods and feelings and putting an energy into the work that vibrates that calls you to see something more than just the canvas than just an image. working as a painter is difficult financially but The work keeps me inspired and my current show which is at Davis gallery in Austin through March 6th by appointment only is my crowning achievement over the last 8 months through this pandemic resulting in the work on those walls and I am very proud of them
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Austin has many wonderful places to dine and hangout for intimate conversation and well-made drink it’s hard to List all of them here but an afternoon at the Barton Springs followed by a wonderful meal at Justine’s and a drink on the East Side would be a good startThe Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
For me the support of family and friends has meant the world to me and for every creative every painter every dancer that has taken the time to chop things up and talk shop with me those conversations those brain storms those sessions keep my tools sharpened.