WORKS

“What you lookin’ at lad?”

“What you lookin’ at lad?”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated '20. Image size 25x23cms. £380

“How did we ever have time to go to work?”

“How did we ever have time to go to work?”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated '20. Image size 25x23cms. £400

“Has he asked you out yet?”

“Has he asked you out yet?”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated (20)19. Image size 31x31cms. £800

“This way lads”

“This way lads”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated (20)19. Image size 31x15cms. £360

“Latics are doing well”

“Latics are doing well”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated (20)17. Image size 36x20cms. £500

“The Waterhead Bus”

“The Waterhead Bus”

Kevin Haynes. Acrylic on canvas board. Signed with initials & dated (20)17. Image size 31x41cms. £1,000

Kevin Haynes is a self-taught Northern, artist, born in Waterhead, Oldham in 1949 when Waterhead was dominated by cotton mills, employing hundreds of people. On leaving school he served an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer, eventually running his own engineering business for over 30 years.

Although he had no formal art training, from a young age he was always interested in art and has collected the work of northern artists for many years. In more recent years he began to paint his childhood memories of working people and their environments. His work has a naïve quality and a quiet sense of humour. The crisp lines and vibrant colours create warm, unique pictures, capturing the days of the northern textile industry. 

Originally painting simply for his own pleasure, he quickly found an enthusiastic audience for his work and now his paintings are in collections all over the world, from Europe and the USA to  Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and China. 

He is now an elected member of the Manchester Academy Of Fine Arts (2017) and the Association of British Naïve Artists, ABNA. 

His work has been exhibited in municipal galleries including Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham, The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and numerous private galleries from Harrogate to St Ives. He is particularly honoured to have one of his paintings in the permanent collection of Gallery Oldham.