Cork-based artist, Kevin O’Brien, has been painting street art and murals since 2016. Having achieved an MA in History at UCC, a love of Cork and its local stories, as well as a passion for environmentally friendly causes, he uses these themes as inspiration as an artist.
As a solo artist, Kevin has created numerous pieces of street art and murals for large and small businesses across Cork. He has also worked with community groups and charities, as well as, accepting private commissions to transform blank walls with art.
Kevin has also collaborated with numerous schools throughout Munster to paint murals on their school grounds, facilitating groups of all ages to create new art through mural painting workshops and practical sessions where school-goers get to paint their own wall mural.
After co-founding the street art and guerrilla gardening group Mad About Cork in 2016, Kevin led many community projects and events with volunteers, business organisations, community groups and other city stakeholders. These projects had a strong emphasis on biodiversity issues in urban areas and aimed to encourage community participation. The group received the Lord Mayor’s Community Award in 2019 and was nominated for a national Pride of Place award in 2018.