Positive images, a return to the past, and the spirit of innocence are the trademarks of watercolor artist Kenneth Gatewood. Gatewood’s art work reflects a continuous evolution of personal growth. “I want to capture the special moments, the innocent expression, and the impulsiveness which are found in children” said Gatewood. A native of south central Los Angeles, Gatewood has an unyielding commitment to the inner city, and frequently returns to the community to nurture the talents and aspirations of others through his volunteer work. “It is important to be a role model for children and young adults. I want to emphasize to children the importance of education, respect, and self-expression.” With each delicate stroke of his paint brush, Gatewood empowers the viewer with a visual slice of the human spirit that captures the spirit within us all.