ARTIST BIO

Starting my artistic journey in 2000, the desire to create art that I attained soon became an unyielding obligation to myself to explore the inner mechanism of my creative consciousness. From small sketches to large scale projects, my art is a highly-personal reflection of myself.

I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in many collaborative projects, as well as exhibiting in a solo capacity, which has solidified my reputation in the art world. If you would like to find out more about my process, get in touch.

 
 

KEVIN'S INSPIRATION

I was raised in an Irish Catholic mid-century household acutely aware of the lack of intimate communication. We didn’t say, "I love you" but were expected to believe we were loved. We didn’t say, "I am angry" but slammed a door instead. And we certainly didn’t touch or hug in any intimate way. This left me searching for the language of intimacy I found missing in my youth. 


In my poem The Muse (seen in this exhibit) I explain how I connected and learned from the variety of souls I have encountered along my path. By interpreting the verbal as well as the non-verbal communication between two people I was able to manifest the true language of intimacy that create relationships. 


An intimate relationship is one that is specific to two people and no one else. These relationships come in many forms: friend, lover, ex-lover, parent, sibling, etc.  Only the two involved know the true nature of their unique relationship. The verbal and non-verbal communication that create the relationship is secret, that is, only know to them.


I have translated that secret language and transcribed it into the insightful, intense, informative, and sometimes humorous language of poetry. I have opened the door to that secret language so that we may not feel so alone in our own unique intimate relationships and learn insight into what is a healthy relationship and what is not. 


Kevin Mooney

2020

 

RESUME

  • Summary of Experience:


  • With over thirty years experience as a writer in a variety of mediums, I have excelled in the area of tuning into the emotions of characters and real people.  My strong communication and organizational skills allow me to be concise without any loss of detail, while my innate empathic ability and sincerity opens the door of trust for all characters and collaborators.

  • Art Installations

  • Field of Poetry        

  • ArtSlam, Riverwalk, Bradenton, FL 2012

  • Historic Train Depot, Venice, FL 2015

  •  ArtPrize7, Grand Rapids, MI 2015

  •  Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota, FL 2016

  • The Secret language of Intimacy

  •  Gallery 221, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL 2020


  • History of Authorship


  • Poetry          


  •  “Wandering Crane Collection of poems; 1980 – 2019

  •  "The Wandering Crane Vol.I: Feathers of Wisdom"  2015; Leprechaun Inc.  

  •  "The Wandering Crane Vol.II: Dance of Joy" 2015; Leprechaun Inc. 


  • Short Story        


  • “Friendly Eyes”

  •   A children’s story about a boy and his teddy bear; 1986


  • “The House”

  •  A surprise nightmare; 1988


  •  “The Leprechaun”

  •   A tale of meeting a leprechaun; 1993


  •   “How Dagwood Got His Name”

  •    Promotional piece for Dagwood’s Restaurant; 2001


  • Non-fiction      


  • “California Surfside”

  •  True story of a flood victim; 1983, The Pelican Press


  • “Letters from Home”

  •  Collection of true-life adventures; 1999 – 2005


  • Business Book      


  • "Turning Up the Light: Four Steps to Brighter Management"

  •  2016; Leprechaun Inc. 


  • Training manual        


  • “Metrotix Training Manual”

  • 1991; Fox Theatricals


  • Handbook      


  • “City of Fort Myers Special Event Handbook”

  •  2003; Fort Myers, FL


  • Theatre          


  • “Revue of Justice"

  •  Collection of Satirical Skits; 1984


  •  “Waiting for the Mean”

  •   One-Act play; 1990


  • “Men”

  •  One-act play; produced 1991, College of DuPage


  • “Lulu”

  •  One-act play; produced 1991, College of DuPage


  • “Paradox”

  •  One-act play; 1993 

  •   

  • Film


  • “The War Prayer”

  •  Adaptation of Mark Twain; 1995 


  • Video


  • “Special Moments Remembered”

  •   Business promotional video; produced 1986


  • Essays 


  • “We the People”

  •  Vanity Fair contest submission;  2004


  • “I am an American”

  •  2001; The Island Reporter

  •  2001; The Fort Myers News-Press


  •  “Love is Unconditional:

  •   2001; The Fort Myers News-Press


  •  “A New Beginning”

  •   2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  •  “Decision Time”

  •   2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  •  “Calling all Democrats”

  •    Published 2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  •  “Democratic Diversity”

  •   2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  •  “Change = Growth”

  •   2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  •  “Election Time”

  •   2001; Democratic Lee Speaking


  • Awards

  • MGM/UA Mid-West Award

  • Best Design and Implementation

  • Promotional Program for the film “All Dogs Go To Heaven”



  • Community Involvement

  • Peace River Center for Writers

  • Moderator: “The Process of Playwriting”

  • Interviewed young playwrights and moderated It's 1st annual panel discussion on playwriting


  • Education


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree 

  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


  • Reiki Master

  • Usui Shiko Ryoho


  • Healing Minister

  • Universal Life Church


  • WSET Level 2 Wine Certification

  • Florida Wine Academy


  • Interests

  • Theatre, Dining, Photography, Gardening, Bicycling, Swimming

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