Every life is a message to the world….my art is my message to you…
HEES is an American, self-taught artist whose work specializes in themes of healing, eternity, and the divine human pursuits of HEALTH, WEALTH, and HAPPINESS.
Born 1962 in Corpus Christie ,Texas, HEES began his career as a painter, makeup artist, photographer, brand consultant, and producer. During his 30 year career in beauty and photography he worked with some of the world’s biggest brands such as; Ralph Lauren, BELK, STILA, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and E Entertainment. He photographed some of the biggest names in entertainment including Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Annie Lennox, and Christina Aguilera. However, his art always remained his passion, and dearest to his heart throughout his photography career.
Kevin’s life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013. Unable to work, and facing both personal and financial ruin, he underwent a period of tremendous hardship and personal transformation through which he discovered a renewed passion for painting. His works became the centerpieces of his healing process, and Kevin put his love, light, will to live, and hope for a better life into them. His signature circle and three lines mark denotes the Universal wholeness of the soul, totality, and eternity, while the three lines the human intentions of HEALTH, WEALTH, and HAPPINESS.
Now in remission from cancer, Kevin is a full-time artist who’s positive messaging and intriguing painting techniques have propelled him onto the international art scene. Bought by several major collectors across the world, he finds himself inundated with demand. With his first exhibition taking place in Paris, titled “Paris 2020”, and exhibitions planned in Monaco, Cannes, London, Dubai, Palm Beach, New York, and more. His early works are already seeing resale value.
Success has been taken in stride when it comes to Kevin HEES, and he is eager to give back even as he continues to develop. Kevin’s philanthropic work includes the “Be Brave, Be You” campaign. A foundation that creates art to inspire bravery. And as one of few survivors of his generation of the AIDS crisis, he is also an avid supporter of AmFAR. Kevin’s older brother, and many friends, lost their lives to the disease, and he is committed to finding a cure. While his art, honors their memory and inspires hope.
What kind of public art project do I want to work on?
I have several projects I’d like to present to the counsel. Public art is a perfect platform to inspire and educate. I started painting to put a meaning to my art. There is a deeper conversation I’d like to engage in with my art.