Kevin Collins was born in 1957 in Durban. He is classically trained at the Michaelis School of Art, Cape Town. Collins' work both acknowledges a classical tradition while dwelling in a dream-world of fantasy and wonderment. His work references classical Western art, culture and mythology, while also channeling his own multilingual global upbringing. Collins diverse oeuvre of artworks range from oil on board and canvas to his recent series of unique ceramic fables, myths and memes. They consist of portrait studies and emerged as experimental pieces, accompanied by a significant exhibition of large-scale canvases in 2019. Previously Collins was a creative director as well as a lecturer and trainer in advertising, film and visual art. He currently juggles his practice as a full-time artist, brand consultant and chef. Collins has exhibited in numerous group shows in South Africa.