Although Kin is well known as a journalist and author he is also a prolific artist.
Kin studied fine art for four years under Jack Lugg at the East London Technical College in the late 1970s.
Though he ultimately earned a living as a journalist, working for 32 years on the Evening Post and Eastern Province Herald in Port Elizabeth (including a two-year stint as a correspondent for SA Morning Newspapers in London in 1990 and 1991), he continued to pursue his art throughout his life.
These large oil pastel works were done in the late-1980s, a few years after he relocated from East London to Port Elizabeth, where he moved into a flat in Lawrence Street, in the heart of Central.
From there he explored the city's rich 1820 Settler architectural heritage, and did a drawings of scenes which caught his eye.
He will also shortly be posting on this website a series of Powerpoint books, converted to pdf format, comprising thousands of his quick sketches and more detailed drawings completed over the past 40 years.
This series, titled "Life Lines", captures the life of an artist forced to make a living in journalism, but who kept a meticulous artistic record of his life's journey through his drawings.
Each picture will be captioned, giving one a keen and unique insight into the life of a journalist and artist during an often turbulent period in South Africa's history.
The Fine Art Prints offered for sale here are accurate reproductions of the originals.
Each is available in a limited edition of 20 and will be numbered and signed by the artist.
They have been scanned in high resolution and retouched to faithfully match the originals.
Printed on imported Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper and printed using Epson Hexachrome K3 ink, they are of archival quality and will last in excess of 100 years without deterioration if stored and displayed correctly.
The prints are sold unframed. We recommend that you use a reputable framing service that is familiar with the handling of acid free, archival quality, paper.