Today we’d like to introduce you to Richard Krevolin.
Dreaming in Colors
When I was a child, I smeared azure
blue paint onto dark concrete
and turned the cold tarmac
lemon yellow and emerald green.
Then, I went to school and
the Science Professor told me
we dream in Black and White.
So I dropped my brush,
Closed my eyes and got a cubicle.
Thirty years later, I opened my eyes
Once again only to see
That I had to paint myself back into a corner
For it is there on the edge of the palette knife,
the tip of a fan brush
on white canvas
where the answers live.
For how can you really know anything
until you paint it or see it painted?
I took up my old brush
And tried to render a watery
vase of crimson roses.
As I witnessed the radiant light
bouncing through the thick
curved lavender depression glass,
I heard the silent roar of
splattered glossy hues
defeating the deafening cacophony
Yes, Science Professor,
You sir, may dream in black and white,
but no, not me.
My days are now suffused with
And at night, I dream in colors.
Krevolin was a professor of screenwriting at USC and a brand narrative story consultant and screenwriter and playwright until at age 50, he picked up a paintbrush and started painting. Now, he’s obsessed with colors and paint and art in all its multitudes of expression. His studio is in Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Many times, he finds objects on the streets of LA and uses them in his art. See his work at www.RichardKrevolin.com.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I paint to survive. I make to exist. You can have your digital camera. You can have all the realism you want. You can have your politics and your darkness and your human cruelty and your global warming. I see it every day and I don’t want it. I want sunshine and flowers. I want light and lemon yellow splattered on scarlet. I want poetry and bright purple. I want my art to draw your attention to the beauty that is hidden in our world, the colors that we walk by every day and never see. I need my art to show how full of life and love our lives could be. To display the potential for beauty in the everyday. Beauty. I want to fill the world with more love and beauty! Amen!
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
LETTERS ARE SYMBOLS… WORDS ARE METAPHORS… ART IS TRUTH…
Krevolin’s work was selected out of tens of thousands of artists as a semi-finalists for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, he was a featured artist at the Saatchi Other Art Fair in LA, and his work has been accepted for exhibition at the National Art Center In Tokyo, Japan. And in 2020, he will be going to Guangzhou (Canton), China as part of a cultural exchange for the China Exchange 2020 art show. He will be having a solo show of his “Kaleidoscopic Tree Series” in LA this year and his seascapes are always on display and for sale at the SEASIDE GALLERY in Nags Head, NC on the Outer Banks. He is a member of the LA Art Association at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles. Richard Krevolin is an award-winning Artist, screenwriter, author, playwright, and professor hailing from New Haven, CT. A graduate of Yale University, Richard went on to earn Master’s Degrees from UCLA and USC. He written, directed and produced stageplays and films around the world. Richard also conducts private writer’s workshops and storytelling seminars and consults with Fortune 100 companies on brand narratives.
Richard started his career as a visual artist later in life. In fact, it was not until his 50th birthday that he picked up a paintbrush, but he has not stopped painting ever since. His work has been displayed in galleries in LA and is in major collections around the country. He has a studio in Los Angeles and he is available for commissions.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Anyone who has ever left an art object out on the streets of van nuys for me to pick up and use in my work.
- Website: www.RichardKrevolin.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @Krevolin
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.krevolin