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   The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

Second Place Award of Excellence 

The Guild at the Lyceum



May 10 - July 31, 2020

Juror:  G. Pasha Turley, Artist & Professor (ret.) at Southwestern College

Congratulations to our
Second Place Award of Excellence Winner
Kevin Daly

Kevin was awarded the second place for his acrylic on canvas painting, Ville de l'amour.

About Kevin Daly

I have always been a creative person but for the first half of my life that side of me was silent even though the pilot light was still on.  I had worked as a software engineer, medical doctor, and raised a family in the first half of my adult life.  Working as an emergency physician is tough and many colleagues get burned out.  I started painting again at first as a counter balance to the stress of working in the ER. I use the pilot light analogy because it was like someone turned the burner on when it came to creating art.  I found myself creating a new painting almost every week.  I experimented with different techniques I would read about or just make up myself. I found joy in painting that I hadn’t anticipated.  Over the next few years I plan on reducing my time in my medical practice even further and dedicating myself more to my art. 

Important Exhibitions:
Escondido Municipal Gallery, People's Choice Show 2018, Honorable Mention
Escondido Municipal Gallery, Art Riot 2019, First Place
San Diego Museum of Art Artist Alliance, Dimensions 2019, Balboa Park, Honorable Mention
Front Porch Gallery, 2019 Annual Exhibit, Carlsbad
Sparks Gallery, Oceanside Museum of Art Show 2019, San Diego
2019 San Diego County Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, People's Choice Winner
Ashton Gallery, In the Moment, OMA group show, 2020
OMA Brooks Theater Art Show 3/2020, Oceanside

About Ville de l'amour

I wanted to create a piece specifically for this show.  When I think of Paris I think of love and romance.  At the same time though I have seen images of the opposite over the past several years coming from Paris and many other parts of the world.  I wanted to create a piece that visualized love conquering hate.  I thought what would be better than adversaries enjoying their city together peacefully as children would.  Thus I created a piece depicting yellow vest protesters and police doing just that, with a touch of humor.

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