The sun had set hours earlier, but the heat still lingered as he wiped sweat from his glistening head and invited me to find a seat while he got ready. I looked around his studio and found beauty in the mad clutter. Jars filled with paint brushes and pencils, reference images taped to the walls, crates of art supplies and tubes of acrylic littered the floor. He brought out almost-finished canvases, and set them up about the room, large pieces measuring six feet tall and smaller ones at around three feet wide. I was introduced to the "Angels;" beautiful in their various states of completion. Being surrounded by these images you can't help but feel intrigued, inspired. The one thing that stood out about the work was the colour, not the richness of his backgrounds, but rather the colour of the angels themselves. They looked like me, I felt as though I could even be one. Angels traditionally are not commonly represented as people of colour but rather blonde of hair and blue of eye, surrounded by white light. Not in Kenwyn's world, in his world angels are as varied as the colours on his palette and they are all beautiful. I have known Kenwyn for almost two decades and we have spoken countless times about him having an exhibition and now it was finally happening; and about damned time to! Kenwyn is one of the most gifted artist I know and I'm sure many more people share that same sentiment. He has shown the drive and focus of a man with a specific goal in mind, and he's working his ass off to attain it. If you are curious to know what an Angel looks like, go see Kenwyn Murray's "Portrait of An Angel" at Number 19, Alcazar Street, St Clair from the 13-28 June 2015. More info at his Website or on his Facebook Page.