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Chained Ginger a Woman in chain.
Chained Ginger - A tribute to women in chains. Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrap 36 x 36 x 2.

Weeping Willow X GreenCastle

Weeping willow by the lake in Green Castle
Weeping Willow X at Green Castle Maryland. Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrap 36 x 36 x 2

The Card Players

Card Players. Men Playing Poker
The Card Players. Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrap 48 x 48 x 2

Dr. King from his Jail Cell

Dr. King in Jail
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his jail cell. Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrap 48 x 48 x 2

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About Errol

Howard County

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Errol W. McKinson is a resilient and vibrant artist. He was born in the glowing capital of Kingston, Jamaica. At an early age, Errol was fascinated by the works of art that surrounded him. His first experience with color was from a set of watercolor paints given to him as a gift by his father, Edgar McKinson. Throughout his high school years, Errol became extremely interested in Impressionism. Upon reading a book from the school’s library at Wolmer’s High School for Boys, he was introduced to the... more

The Coal Miners

Having been recognized as a resilient and vibrant artist, I am inspired by the warmth of nature that surrounds me. As a creator of nature on canvas, panel, or whatever the surface is, it takes discipline, will power, courage and determination to represent nature in its true form, pure! I am inspired by some of the greatest painters who have ever lived. I favor impressionism, Modern Art and Cubism because it’s a true representation of nature. Inherently, I have been a painter from creation, and as I grew older I realized that when you are chosen for a specific purpose you hold the key to your destiny.
My process is a very simple one, which I believe leads to a great end result. After careful observation of the motif, weather for time of day, weather or season, and most of all the narrative within. I then sketch directly with paint onto the canvas, panel, board or wall depending on the surface. As I proceed, I paint what I see within the light key which transforms the object to life.
Currently, my overall body of work is represented in a total of 16 series; The Coal Miner, Cuban Experience, Modern Art meets Cubism, Trench Town Rock Experience, A Look at DC, Water Lilies at Giverny and Weeping Willows,  just to name a few. These are mainly from life experience throughout my travels as I capture nature and people.
 
Errol W. McKinson,CEA

Cuban Experience

The Cuban Experience is my new series featuring  the lifestyles of  Cuban women smoking Cigars. Carlotta the Cigar vendor. The Jurior's Choice Award at  Art Howard County 2021 exhibition. You pull open the glass door of the cigar shop, your eyes drawn to the dark wood of the walls, the array of picturesque cigar boxes and the small, circular bar, where a server in a bow tie stands ready before a lineup of aged rums. The aroma of rich cigar smoke rises into the air as you head toward the humidor, filled with boxes of cedar bearing some of the most famous names in the cigar world: Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta. Time to buy a cigar. If you're a cigar aficionado, your bucket list has to include buying a Cuban cigar in Havana.

  • Cuban Experience - Carlotta

    Woman smoking Cigar
    The Cuban Experience - Carlotta. Oil on Davinci Pro Resist Grip Textured Gesso Panel 12 x 12 x2.
  • Cuban Experience - Louisa Montoya

    Cuban Experience - Louisa Montoya smiking a Cigar
    Cuban Experience - Louisa Montoya. This new series called the Cuban Experience featuring the lifestyles of Cuban women smoking Cigars. Oil on Davinci Resist Grip Textured Panel 12 x 12 x 2
  • Cuban Experience - Josefina

    Cuban Experience - Josefina
    Cuban Experience - Josefina. The Cuban Experience, New series from the Gallery, featuring the lifestyles of Cuban women smoking Cigars. Oil on Davinci Pro resist Grip Textured Gesso panel 12 x 12 x 2.
  • Cuban Experience - Rosita

    Cuban Experience - Rosita Smoking a Cigar
    Cuban Experience - Rosita. The Cuban Experience, featuring the lifestyles of Cuban women smoking Cigars. Oil on Davinci Pro Resist Grip Textured Gesso Panel 12 x 12 x 2.
  • Cuban Experience - Benita

    Cuban Experience - Benita
    Cuban Experience - Benita. Oil on Wooden Panel 12.5 x 25 x 2
  • Last Stop - Brenda the Soup Vendor

    Last Stop -Brenda the Soup Vendor
    Last Stop -Brenda the Soup Vendor. Oil on Wooden Panel 12.5 x 25 x 2

Modern Art Meets Cubism

Welcome to my new Series, Modern Arts meets Cubism (MAMC). This series is a combination of works influenced by Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. I have been inspired by Cezanne from my youthful days and some one I truly admire for his uniqueness. With such admiration I have incorporated the use of his technique along with a blend of Picasso to express the new form of modern arts. My way, My style!  The series is comprised of over 30 paintings which is an ongoing process. The paintings are ranging in sizes from 12 x 12 x 2 - 48 x 48 x 2 canvas and panels.