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Kate will be exhibiting her paintings and onsite to meet you in Charleston, SC . May 24th to June 9th 2019 Marion Square, Downtown Charleston, SC
Kate Kennedy is an American Painter whose style of painting and organic brush strokes flow with natures rhythms. These unique rhythms create harmony and balance through out her oil paintings. Kate is a skill based artist influenced by both Renaissance art and Impressionism. She loves the unique elements of strong form, color, light, shadow, and spatial harmony. She creates her paintings by placing emphasizes on composition, imagination, and rhythm. She calls the visual experience she creates, New Renaissance Impressionism.
Kate’s favorite medium is oil paint. She creates unique and beautiful tones and hues by starting with a translucent under painting of ink or oil paint washes, and then adding layers of oil glazes to bring out subtle color changes. To tie it all together she uses a combination of direct, reflected and translucent light. The result is dramatic and powerful.
“Daydreams have always taken me to mysterious places. When I pick up a brush to paint, my dream world connects to the physical world, and a mysterious force takes my brush and I to a place where all things are possible.”
Kate’s New Renaissance Impressionist style is fresh, and adventurous. She loves brash individualism, color, contrasts, and drama. Kate has always been inspired to express appreciation and gratitude for life through nature’s physical beauty and spiritual vibration.
Her organic brush strokes follow the rhythm of nature, sensual and fluid like water or may even swirl like leaves in a breeze.
Her influences are broad, from the classic masters such as Michelangelo loves his powerful, inspired projects reflecting the human body as the ultimate vehicle for emotional expression. American impressionists John Singer Sargent, and his Edwardian era luxury portraits are another inspiring favorite.
Georgia O'Keefe's oversized flowers, and Frits Thaulow's impressionist water scenes inspire her color combinations, and rhythmic brush work.
Visual heaven for Kate has always been nature in her many forms, and of course, brilliant flower gardens are a favorite source of drama. As an Artist, she is driven to paint them all!
In every oil painting the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water are all peacefully blended. Kate see's the the fire in color, the wind patterns in leaves, and water currents flow through all her oil paintings.
Kate's New Renaissance Impressionism style of oil painting is a meld of brush strokes that follow natures rhythms and vibrations which evoke a spiritual connection with the world. Sometimes she uses bold and vibrant brush strokes when she paints. Other times natures rhythm's call her to be subtle, and weave in more intricate brush strokes. All are designed to entice you to lean in for a closer view of her art.
Kate paints her daydreams every day, Her dreams swirl and flow like currents in water, and breezes across open fields. They lead your eyes in a meandering journey around the canvas, only to pause in the pools of color. the brush strokes that follow the intricacies of natures rhythms. In every garden I see earth, wind, fire, and water. Everything springs from the earth, the fire in the colors, the swirls of wind and currents of water all combine in each of my oil paintings.
Transparency & Light
National Association of Women Artists - SC Chapter. University of South Carolina Center for the Arts Beaufort, SC April 4th - April 30th, 2019
Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibit
May 24th - June 9th 2019
Marion Square, Charleston, SC
BAM- Bellevue Art Museum Juried Arts
July 24th, 25th, & 26th 2019
Sausalito Art Festival
August 31st to September 2nd 2019
Coconut Grove Festival - Miami
Feb 16-18 2019 Art Exhibition
BAM - Bellevue Art Museum
Juried Arts Festival 2018
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