Fruits of the Spirit Fine Art
5107 SILVER VALLEY WAY
“Hailing from the Henderson, NC, Kelvin started painting at an early age inspired by his older brother and elementary school teachers. After moving to Maryland and over 20 years of service with the federal government, he resigned to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist. He established FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Fine Art in 1995 for custom framing and as a distributor of artwork. With over 10 successful years, it has evolved into a publishing and advertising company exclusively for Kelvin’s works.
Kelvin has received numerous accolades for his work: Artist of the Year 2006 and Favorite Emerging Artist Heritage Award 2000, Baltimore MD; the only two-time recipient of the Palette Award, Atlanta GA; Trustee’s Museum Purchase Award, Daytona Beach FL; Award of Excellence, Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, MI; Award of Excellence 2006 and Award of Merit 2005, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia; and feature articles, UPSCALE magazine and PAINT magazine. His release, Tonight’s Last Dance, was featured in the literature for the US Postal Service’s Priority Mail campaign and Jazz Composers is being featured on the program cover for the Black Entertainers and Sports Lawyers Association, Inc. 2007 Gala Banquet & Awards Program in Cancun, Mexico.
Kelvin is a member of the African American Visual Arts Association in Baltimore, serving as a mentor to youth. He has been the featured artist and guest speaker for West Oak Lane Jazz & ArtsFestival 2007, Ethnic Expressions Art 2006 and many Black History Month celebrations including Johns Hopkins University and Sodexho Corporation. He is registered at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in the Who’s Who Among National Artists. He was recently selected to create show poster/ t-shirt images for the National Aids Society, Virginia Department of Health; the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.; Orchard MI Fine Art Show 2005; Baltimore Black Heritage Art Show 2006; Cleveland Fine Art Expo 2007, and 2008 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, Denton TX.”