Described in certain circles as an outsider artist Kevin Duffy has been producing his work for many years.
Outsider art is art by self-taught or naïve art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. In many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths. Often, outsider art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds.
Source – Wikipedia
The materials kevin uses are recycled and up-cycled items, re-purposed to make some stunning and idiosyncratic pieces unique to his own style.
His passion and love for producing these works of art are evident should you ever visit Rectory Nurseries.
Although Kevin has been featured on the BBC One Show, Kevin still poses the question to any visitor – “is it are or a pile of old junk”. The answer lies in the person viewing his work and needn’t be and shouldn’t be referenced against any traditional genres of art.
Featured in an array of online articles, videos and loved by visitors from around the world, Kevins work is enchantin, charming, innovative and artistic in every way.
Here’s is an extract from the Spaces article written about Kevin Duffy.
Around 1980, Duffy began ornamenting the property with concrete and a variety of recycled and donated materials. These bas-relief structures, which stretch along a wall like stage decorations, are reminiscent of Tudor style architecture.
Later he began making three-dimensional free-standing structures as well. Included is a chapel with an altar and such interior decorations as religious icons and small sculptures of angels. Visitors may enter the chapel and, if they wish, light a candle. Duffy turns donations over to local charitable organisations.
Original article can be found on the Spaces Website – SPACES is a nonprofit public benefit organization that was incorporated in 1978 for the purposes of identifying, documenting, and advocating for the preservation of large-scale art environments.