Artist Statement

‘Things in Bold’ is the working title for my general body of artistic work. The inspiration for my illustrations comes from many sources:  nature, architecture, dreams about dinosaurs and direction from my seven year old son. The common thread among my subjects is the bold forms and compositions they comprise. I greatly appreciate the simple arrangements, line work, and sparing use of colors in both vintage posters and contemporary ‘New Brow’ art. My ‘mind’s eye’ has a thirst for these striking styles which guides my artistic process. I also like to weave a bit of humor and unpredictability into my work as I generally have an odd take on life. I find showing and sharing my work in public places very exciting and rewarding and I greatly appreciate opportunities to do so.  – Kevin Proctor, 2016



“Local graphic artist Kevin Proctor designed the eye-catching logo for Elevation 66, which is displayed in poster-size just inside the entrance as well as on the coasters; a fine piece of artwork complementary of the place of which it boasts.” — Nancy Miller, Marketplace Contra Costa Magazine, March 2012
Previous Showing/Sale: 

-Triton Museum of Art*, Salon Statewide Competition, Santa Clara, CA (One of 120 works        

   selected from 1,450 submitted) April 26 – May 29, 2016

-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA, Novembr-December 2015 (solo )
-Torpedo Sushi, Oakland, CA, July 6 – August 7 2015 (Part of Oakland 1st Friday Art Walk)
-Nielsen Gallery*, ‘510 All Stars’ group show, Berkeley, CA, Dec 2014-Jan. 2015
-Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, March-May 2014 (small prints for sale)
-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA, December 2013-January 2014 (solo )

-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA, October-December 2013 (solo )
-Village Shops & Galleries*, El Cerrito, CA, August 2013-January 2014
-Pancakes & Booze Art Show*, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA, July, 2013
-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA, May/June 2013 (solo)
-Sebastopol Center for the Arts*, Sebastopol, CA, 2013
-Orangeland Gallery*, San Francisco, Sept./Oct., 2012 (Part of North Beach Art Walk 2012)
-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA 2012 (solo)
-World One Fesitval, El Cerrito, CA 2012/2011
-Artist Portfolio Magazine Anniversary Issue selection (Issue 6, pg 128)*
-Live Oak Park Fair*, Berkeley, CA 2012
-Crowne Plaza Hotel*, Concord, CA 2012
-Elevation 66 Brewing Co., El Cerrito, CA 2011 (solo)
-Gallery 651, Martinez*, CA 2011
-El Cerrito, CA City Hall Gallery* , 2011 (solo)
-The Glenn Gallery, El Cerrito, CA 2011
-Yogurt Harmony, Berkeley*, CA, 2011 (solo)
( * Juried Entry)

-Merit Award for ‘Mantis’ – Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, 2013
-‘Hoss Cat’ mural in San Francisco Mission District acknowledged by Precita Eyes
Mural Arts 2003
-‘Fabric’ graphite drawing awarded National Gold Key and Blue Ribbon by National Scholastic Art Awards and exhibited in New York, NY 1991