My first painting, A Rufus - Neck Horn Bill, 12' x 16' oil on canvas, 1999, a skilled draughtsman helped me to paint many of my subjects as God had created them, to record them accurately knowing the color of four wing feathers may change the species. As an artist, to see is to know that which one thing removed from this beautiful place will be the demise of man here.
To my credit, created 2001 finalist for The Artist Magazine competition, my 20th, 30th, and 40th paintings 2 years after beginning to paint juried by Seer – Lester, whom constructive criticism propelled me to create, in 2002, first place winner at the Pecan Festival in Alexandria, La. From 2003 to 2005, began a new chapter in my life, painting from a greater understanding, I painted 54 of my best work. The year 2004, I created Vesica Pisces, a leopard drinking, and the birthplace of all that exists.
Art without knowledge is nothing, knowledge of a basic law gives a feeling of sureness which enables, me, the artist to put into realization dreams which would other wise be lost in uncertainty. The art of course is always beautiful and never lacks proportion. Beauty doth of itself persuades the eye of men and women without an orator. Kirk Bovie is a self-taught artist from St. John the Baptist Parish. He began his art career while incarcerated in federal prison, sparked by a conversation with his then 8-year-old son; he decided to begin drawing on the letters he would send to his son. After realizing he had a true passion for the arts he began studying and developing the skills necessary in order to separate himself from past to present artist and lead into a new realm of classical realism.