Kevin Mount

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Kevin Mount * California Museum - Art & Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled 2017My name is Kevin Mount and I am 22 years old. At the age of five, I was diagnosed with high functioning autism; one of many reasons I am so focused on what I like and I love to paint! I don’t have an academic background – what I do comes from my heart. I developed my own techniques of watercolor with small amounts of water and small brushes.

I became interested in art at the age of three. I drew simple animated characters, and by the age of seven, my framed artwork started to be noticed. At the age of ten, I created a mono-print of a cat’s face that later won a first prize in the Crocker Art High School competition (May 2011). In that summer, I also had a solo exhibit in the Crocker Art Museum. Later in the same year, I won the Sacramento Fine Art Center’s Judge Award with an original representation of Picasso’s “Guernica.” In addition, I also won a second place award at the California State Fair with a watercolor of my backyard lemon tree.

My art is on display at the Sutter Street Artists Gallery, located inside The Bag Lady Boutique in Folsom. I’ve accomplished many things over the years. I am very excited to share them with you (see list below).

My art is on display at the Sutter Street Artists Gallery, located inside The Bag Lady Boutique in Folsom

June-September 2017 * California Museum exhibit: Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled * first time the museum has opened their doors to people with special needs

Featured Artist * Style Magazine Folsom/El Dorado Hills September 2016 * Water Works with Kevin Mount from Folsom

May 2016 * presented with the “Art of Autism’s Hearts & Arts Award” by Senator Joel Anderson on the California Capitol Senate Floor * Click to watch the YouTube presentation

Featured in the Mind’s Eye magazine * Art Across the Spectrum by Debar Muzikar

January 2016 * solo exhibit at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael

July 2015 * featured on KVIE Arts Showcase: vids.kvie.org/video/2365541023
A young man of few words, artist Kevin Mount’s art work speaks volumes

November 2012 * art exhibited at the Rancho Cucamonga Art Museum

Paintings of abstract flowers are in a permanent exhibit in the Uplands Art Museum in Southern California

Have donated many of my art pieces to the community over the years to help other children with medical needs

Kevin Mount
Email: themounts128@icloud.com