Kevin Haynes

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I was born in the small village of Waterhead, Oldham in 1949.

Waterhead, at that time, was dominated by cotton mills, where many hundreds of people were employed. On leaving school I served an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer. I am now semi-retired after running my own engineering business for over 30 years, and have started to paint my childhood memories of working people and their environments.

I am a self-taught artist, having had no formal art training.

However from a young age I have always been interested in art, and have been a keen collector of northern contemporary artwork for many years.

It has been said that my work is of a naive style with crisp lines and vibrant colours, which create warm unique pictures that capture the times of the northern textile industry. Painting originally for my own pleasure, I quickly found an enthusiastic audience for my work.

I now have my paintings in collections in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.



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