Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New Abstract Paintings by Simon Kenny

Hi Folks,

Its been a while since I last posted a Blog so there's lots of new paintings to show you.

There's been a huge boom in sales to clients in the U.S as well as a growing number of inquiries from Australian customers, which is obviously down to the wonders of the internet. What has always amazed me is the feedback I get from from posting work on U.S based sites like Etsy.com.  I'm regularly messaged with positive comments, my work is often treasured and although I may not sell a great amount direct through the site itself, around 60-65% of my yearly commission inquiries come via the site so I wouldn't be without it.  I've put a link below so you can check out the site for yourself
 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SimonkennysPaintings If you're looking for a site in the U.S that's user friendly, affordable and generates a huge hit rate do take the time to have a look.

If you want to see my work here in the UK there are a few options available to you. Firstly we have the UK's leading distributor of original paintings, De Monfort Fine Art. They are a fantastic company to work with and they are helping me to further my career here in the UK by through their promotions and selling my abstract paintings to through their client base. Through De Montfort my work can be found at Whitewall Galleries, they have multiple locations around the country but if you want to see a large number of my paintings in one place Guildford Whitewall is probably the best location. If you want to view my work and would like to grab a bite to eat at a fantastic 2 Michelin star restaurant I have three paintings hanging in "Petrus" Gordon Ramsey's Knightsbridge restaurant run by head chef Sean Burbridge. The three works are hung at the chefs table so if you're in London and fancy seeing some of my paintings in situ please do get yourself down there.

Below I have put a list of latest paintings for to view. As ever your feedback is welcome if you have time and if you have any questions about the work or would be interested in making a purchase please use the contact details below.

Aeon, mixed media 48" x 36"

Apparition, mixed media 60 x 36" 

To Dust, oil 48 x 36"

Bound, mixed media 40 x 30"

Dogma, mixed media 48 x 36"

Empire, mixed media 48 x 36"

Epiphany, Mixed media 48 x 36"

Flourish, mixed media, 48 x 48"

Philiosophy, mixed media, 72 x 48"

New Dawn, Mixed media, 36 x 36"

Laid Waste, Mixed media, 40 x 30"

Bloom, Mixed media, 48 x 36"

Judgement, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48"

Pulse, mixed media, 40 x 40"

Quantum, Mixed media 40 x 30"

Purge, Oil, 40 x 30"

Quest, mixed media, 72 x 48"

Shadowland, Oil, 48 x 36"

Reap, mixed media, 40 x 30"

Semblance, mixed media 48 x 36"

Spectrum, oil, 40 x 40"

The Balance of Power, mixed media 40 x 40"

Universe, mixed media, 40 x 40"

Verve, oil, 36 x 24"

For all inquiries please contact me at: simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Large Contemporary Abstract Paintings by Artist Simon Kenny

Hi Folks,

Welcome to my latest post.

I've been incredibly busy over the past 6 weeks creating lots of new large abstract paintings. I also have some fantastic news, I've just signed an exclusive UK contract with De Montfort Fine Art, the UKs leading international publisher and distributor of original paintings and prints.  This is an amazing opportunity to get my work promoted by the UK's best in the business. For any inquiries from outside the UK based on pricing, sales, and commissioning a painting please visit either my website www.simonkenny.artweb.com or email me direct at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk .  As I'm UK exclusive to De Montfort all inquiries from within the the UK will need to go via this website www.demontfortfineart.co.uk , they have a great sales team and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Over the past six weeks of summer I've been busy completing a number of commission orders and wrapping sales and closing down pages on the various other websites where I've been posting my paintings. I'm incredibly grateful for being given the opportunity to sell via these websites and for all the efforts of the staff made towards marketing and selling my work.  I've enjoyed a great deal of success via these select sites and I honestly believe I wouldn't be in the position I am now if it wasn't for all their hard work.

Below is are a select number of images of the new abstract paintings I've been busy creating so please do take a look and if you have time I'd love to post comments. Most are mixed media paintings on canvas ranging in sizes from 72" x 48" so very large, down to a more standard size of 48" x 36".

Mixed media on canvas 72" x 48"

Mixed media on canvas 48" x 48"

Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36"

Oil on canvas 40" x 40"

Mixed media on canvas 50" x 40"

Mixed media on canvas 48" x 48"

Mixed media on canvas 60" x 48"

More paintings are due to be listed soon with another 6 abstracts in the pipeline, watch this space for regular updates. If your looking for original, contemporary wall art, or you want to commission an abstract painting to your taste please email me for further details.. I regularly ship paintings around the globe so please don't think your location rules out making purchase and I aim to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. If you do wish to place an order shipping lead times for a direct purchase are 7-10 days anywhere in the world, commission lead times are on average 2-3 weeks dependent on requirements.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Large Abstract Paintings for Sale

Hi Folks,

I have an amazing clearance sale currently running on my website with some work with well over 50% off the ticket price. Here's the link below:


Any paintings purchased come with a certificate of authenticity and delivery is free using a priority service with either UPS, Fed-Ex or TNT. I ship globally and lead times are between 3-10 days max dependent on your location, confirmation of delivery details will be supplied upon completion of purchase.

I've also just completed two new colour burst abstract paintings. Both are textured mixed media paintings on 40 x 40" canvases. Have a look below for more details:

Mystique, oil and acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40" x 1.5"

The Secret Show, oil and acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40" x 1.5"

Commissions are also welcome, lead times currently 2-3 weeks again dependent on requirements so please email me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk for further details.


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Abstract Painting Sale

Hi Folks,

Just thought I get the message out there that I'm currently offering some of my older abstract paintings at massively reduced prices as I need to make way for newer pieces in production. I've recently taken on some large corporate commissions which pretty much filled the studio making it difficult to paint so I need to let go of some of my stock giving myself more space to work. Not only are prices heavily reduced but greater savings are available with a buy 2 get a further 10% off , buy 3 or more get 15% off. As standard I offer free global shipping so no additional costs at checkout.

Full details of which abstract paintings are included in the sale are available on my website .http://simonkenny.artweb.com/abstract-art-gallery .

Here's a few of the pieces currently on offer:

Herald, mixed media on canvas 48 x 36" SOLD

Solar, mixed media on canvas 40 x 40" SOLD

To the Light, oil on canvas, 40 x 30" SOLD

The Force of One, mixed media on canvas 36 x 36" SOLD

Where Dreams May Lie, oil on canvas, 50 x 40" SOLD

The Valley of Kings, oil on canvas, 40 x 40" SOLD

Elements, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36" SOLD

The Pillars of Dawn, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36" SOLD

Escaping Orion, mixed media on canvas, 39 x 39", SOLD

Where the Wind Blows, oil on canvas, 36 x 36" SOLD

Cygnus, oil on canvas, 36 x 24"SOLD

Fracture, oil on canvas 40 x 30", SOLD

Other heavily reduced paintings are also available on website. Purchases can be made direct through the site, paintings will be dispatched with in 48 hours and using a next day delivery service in the UK and a priority shipping service for international deliveries. So if you're looking for original paintings at affordable prices hopefully this is a good opportunity to start building a collection without breaking the bank.

Commissions are welcome, lead times are currently 2-3 weeks dependent on requirements so a quick turnaround. A 50% advanced deposit required and discounts are available for large orders.  Ordering a commission is a very simple process. We discuss the specification of the work required, then I send a quote. If the quote is agreed an invoice will be raised and where the deposit will need to be paid. Within the quote is an estimated time frame and once the work has been completed I send a few hi res photos. If the client is satisfied with the painting the final invoice is raised requesting the outstanding balance to be cleared and once paid the delivery is booked. 

I spend a small fortune on shipping artwork safely and this entails about 45 mins work alone per painting. I start with wrapping the work in thick brown paper, then adding a few inches of bubble or polystyrene wrap, then a 3mm layer of hardboard taped over the face and back, then the art is sealed in a double walled cardboard box and shrink wrapped. Although this may add considerable weight to the parcel it ensures safe transit so any knocks or bumps along the way wont damage the artwork. I use either UPS or Fed-Ex for the majority of my shipping as they offer a very reliable courier service which can be tracked upon collection. For extra large canvases I ship using TNT as they take paintings up to 90" x 90" without any problems and for even larger paintings or very large orders I use a man plus van service.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Large Abstract Paintings

Hi Folks,

Following an incredibly busy week painting I have two new works for you to take a look at below. Both are textured oil paintings on large canvases measuring 48" x 48" square so plenty of wall space required to hang them.

The first is a commission piece titled "Destiny", the second , titled "Of What Remains"  is available via my website http://simonkenny.artweb.com/abstract-art-gallery .

Details of the two as follows:

" Destiny" oil on canvas. 48 x 48"
Sold, similar available by commission.

" Of What Remains" oil on canvas. 48 x 48"
Available via my website by clicking the link above.

I'm currently available for commission work, should you be interested lead times are currently 2-3 weeks dependent on requirements. Further information available upon request by contacting me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk

On another note have any of you had contact from scammers?

Frustratingly over the past few weeks there seems to have been increase in emails received from scammers which results in nothing but a waste of time. There's always been a trend with these types to target people  offering higher value items for sale but the annoying and sometimes highly amusing thing is there seems to be just a hand of formatted emails they use. Recently its been the age old " I work on an oil rig" or some type of "deep seas vessel" and "I want to use my own shipping agent, please contact yourcourier@fastshipping.com" which is just a front. 

It still amazes me that this is supposedly highly organized crime yet globally there seems to be only handful standard formatted emails that are used. Over the past few weeks I been contacted a couple of times, both from " Deep sea workers" , and although they want to purchase "4 or 5 paintings" each, they have no idea of the prices, sizes or any other relevant details about the work. Although I'm no language professor the use of grammar in their emails is virtually none existent and spelling doesn't seem a priority. What's probably the most amusing part, which has happened to me a few times now is one these guys had one name for his gmail address, he opened the message introducing himself with a different name, and signed off using another, so three different names in total, probably all of his aliases. I ignored this guys first email, then just a week later received another email from him with yet again a new name for his email account. Well thought out " Mohd, Blessing Nelson, Jo-Jo and Jonas7434. This time not only is he going to purchase 5 paintings with no idea of size, colour, composition or price but he's also passed my details on to his friend, lucky me, who's going to purchase a number of pieces himself. 

You'd assume they would read over these emails at least once to check there's no glaring errors but it appears to have little importance to these scammers. Personally I would have thought their success would be measured by the ability they have of being convincingly deceptive so I can only wonder how using the same email over and over again can produce much more than a laugh or an insulting response. Sadly I'm sure they must have success somewhere in the world or they wouldn't continuously keep trying to find a way to empty my bank account so I guess we'll all just have to endure more of the same.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Abstract Oil Paintings

Hi Folks,

I've just had an email from the Director of Saatchi, Rebecca Wilson, informing me that she's selected another of my paintings for their latest collection.  The artwork "The Fallen" is the sixth piece to be selected for Saatchi collections. Its an abstract oil painting on canvas measuring 40 x 40 x 1.5" . It was painted  in predominantly warm tones of browns, yellows, golds and touch of blue with an initial light underpainting and finished with bold palette knife strikes.

Aura: Oil on canvas 40 x 40"

Here's the link if you're interested in taking a look.  http://www.saatchionline.com/art-collection/Drawing-Painting-Photography/New-This-Week-06-17-13/153961/47471/view  There's some fantastic pieces of art available for viewing.

More work is available for  viewing on my website at http://simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk and if you have any questions please don't hesitate in contacting me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk

New abstract painting coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Abstract Paintings on Canvas by Artist Simon Kenny

Hi Folks.

I've just completed a large abstract oil painting on canvas called " Oblivion" which is now listed on my website http://simonkenny.artweb.com . The painting measures 60 x 48", its texutred, richly coloured and themed around an apocalyptic event. I love painting these moody, dramatic abstracts as I feel I can pour out my thoughts on canvas then visualise them in reality.Its always facinating to hear what others see in each painting and I'm amazed by how diverse those opinions can be.

I'm currently working on another smaller oil painting measuring 40" x 30" which should be completed towards the end of this week and I have two colour burst pieces which I'm aiming to have finished shortly after.

"Oblivion", oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
Available via my website.

To make my paintings more accessible I have a new purchase option available which may be of interest. I understand as prices increase some of the expensive art works may become out of reach to those with limited budgets so I'm trying to offer a solution which may be of some use.

Details are as follow:


Should you see a painting you would like to purchase but have a limited budget payments can be made broken down in to a maximum of 4 installments, miminum of 1 payment per month accepted, maximum term of installments period 4 months.  Once the inital payment has been made and cleared the painting/s will be marked as reserved in your name until the final payment has been received at the end of the agreed term. Once the balance is cleared the work will be dispatched within 24 hours.

Please note should monthly payments be missed without prior agreement / arrangement a refund will be paid covering the received payments minus a 5% holding fee. The painting/s will then be re-listed as available for sale.

This offer is available on original paintings only and does not include prints.

Painting prices are negotiable ,within reason, as its fairly common practice to haggle a little, especially in todays market. Please understand I cannot offer discounts off paintings that are already on sale as some prices have already been reduced by up to 50%.

Should you have any questions about my work or are interested in buying the abstract painting above or any of the others you may have seen please email me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Simon Kennys Abstract Oil Paintings

Hi Folks,

Following a busy week I've managed to post two new abstract oil paintings on my website http://simonkenny.artweb.com .

Both paintings, The Fallen and End of Days, are available for viewing by clicking on my gallery tab . The Fallen is painted on a large 40" x 40" canvas, End of Days on a long 72" x 24" canvas and both were created using a similar colour palette of predominantly yellow and gold ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, raw umber, brown madder and paynes grey.

Images and details of the two abstracts are below and should you be interested in seeing more of my work or are looking to make a purchase please go to my web address above.

The Fallen, oil on canvas 40 x 40"

The End of Days, oil on canvas, 72 x 24"

Commissions are also welcome, if you have specific requirements or have seen a painitng you like but want it in an alternative size or colour please contact me at simonkenny@eskayfineart.co.uk .

COMMISSION DETAILS: For all commissions undertaken a 50% advance deposit is required. Throughout the process I keep in contact with the client updating them as I progress with the work. Once I feel the painting/s are finished I take a number of high res photos, email the client with the images then upon approval I'll invoice for the outstanding balance to be paid and book the delivery. Commission quotes include all material costs and shipping as well as a two hour editing slot outside the agreed time frame allowing for minor alterations so there are no unseen costs.  Lead times average 2-3 weeks including delivery dependent on requirements and location. Discounts on commission rates of 10% are available for orders of three paintings and 15% on four or more.

Thanks for stopping by.