Since 1992, Kevin Roach has been amusing cottage owners and fish lovers with his original folk art. From his signature fish chairs and tables to his kitschy lamps, his style and sense of humor evoke the golden age of Ontario cottage country. Using the fish from his native Ontario as inspiration, he honors the true traditions of folk art. As a self-taught painter and carver, he combines new designs and old discarded items with distinctive, amusing and often practical results.
Kevin was born in Grimsby, ON, but his Cape Breton roots have served as a strong influence in his art. His father’s wooden carvings have surrounded him all his life and his mother’s innovative practicality has taught him the art of creative recycling. For the past seven years Kevin has focused on paintings that combine his evolving style of folk simplicity with a tongue in cheek storytelling to match. He now lives and works from his studio in Toronto, ON.