Kevin Wilhite

http://www.kevinwilhite.com
Like iron to a magnet I have been attracted to all things art since I was a child. As soon as I could pick my own classes, I began enrolling in art-related courses, and explored sculpture, drawing, photography and painting. I can just dive into whatever medium, and thrive off the ability to create something from nothing. Figuring art wouldn't pay the rent, I focused on earning a degree in graphic design, and graduated with it from Sacramento State in 2007. I now work as a graphic designer for a local advertising company.  Neon Series:
 My vintage neon sign paintings are focused on old vintage neon signage from and around the historic Route 66. I really enjoy the varied textures in the dynamic signs, and am a sucker for anything vintage. I'm kind of a get-my-hands dirty person and could do a painting of an old rusty tub and it'd look cool. Tractor Series: 
The current series focuses on the tractors of years past. These large industrial machines are giants that have been laid out to rest in the fields they once worked. Layers of oil paint and sand create the texture appropriate for each giant's massive body. I research and photograph the tractors in their natural habitat searching for that glimpse of character unique to each. Trains, Planes, & Automobiles:
 This group of artwork resinates my childhood fascination with Trains, Planes, & Automobiles. I take myself back in time to explore the lines, details and unique features that give them their own character. It's my was of paying respect to the past designers who crafted these machines.