The Ann White Academy Gallery is located at 600 Main Street and is named in honor of Ann White. Exhibits change monthly.
Kevin Chadwick -“Searching for the Soul” - Contemporary American Portraits Mixed Media Paintings
First Friday Opening: May 6 from 5-8pm
Kevin Chadwick is a native of Levittown, New York, who has been living and working in the American south
for four decades. Graduating from the art institute of Pittsburgh in 1976 with associate degree in illustration
in 1976, he moved to Washington DC to pursue a career as an illustrator, establishing his own firm and
producing widely lauded work for clients like National Geographic, PBS, and the Washington Post. Among
the variety of techniques Kevin employed during his time working as an illustrator, he discovered an
overwhelming passion for oil paint and gradually drifted away from illustration to work instead as a full-time
Since committing himself to painting, Kevin has migrated further south, settling in Lynchburg, Virginia, among
the early artists to recognize the city for its artistic potential. He has been working from a studio space
converted from one of the many historic shoe factories lining the riverfront. His time in Lynchburg has seen
the development of a distinctive portrait style that has earned him global acclaim. His work is showcased in
the permanent collections of the Caring Institute, in Washington, DC, the World Mercy Fund in Bad Homburg,
Germany, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturdays by appointment. Request an appointment here. All spaces are fully handicap accessible.