Art Academy Studios Founder Kevin Murphy is an internationally recognized award-winning portrait painter and illustrator
Beginning his career as a commercial illustrator in 1992, Kevin was commissioned to create more than 250 paintings for such major entities as Sega, National Geographic, Lucas Arts, Barnes & Noble, Viacom, Random House and Virgin Records. In 1997, he was commissioned to create the iconic artwork for the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon CD and Tour.
In 2001, Kevin moved from illustration into the more classical artistic venue of portraiture. His international clientele has helped to establish him in the upper echelon of his field, securing his reputation amongst collectors and his peers. With a growing interest to share the knowledge and experience he had accumulated over his tenure as a professional artist, Kevin founded the Art Academy in October of 2009. His goal was simply to open the world of art making to anyone that was interested in becoming part of this wonderful and historic tradition.
In 2018, the Art Academy curriculum was brought online through the Evolve Artist Corporation, which is currently studied in 48 countries around the world.