Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gary Kennedy - Painting from the Rock

Light and shadow are very important elements of my paintings. I love the unique challenge that light and shadow offers me as a painter. I like to paint different sizes of paintings but my favorite are large ones. I like to paint large paintings so I can give the viewer appreciation of depth and composition. When I complete a large painting I feel it is a great achievement when I exhibit. I love how people are literally drawn to the canvas.

Gary Kennedy: A Cod is a Cod is a Cod

Gary Kennedy has a good story to tell. He entered art as a child, under the infuence of a George Noseworthy, a visiting artist from New York. Gary was born and raised in Port de Grave, Newfoundland. George moved to Port Au Graves and during his life there, influenced and encouraged many local youth in their development of art. Gary was his most promising student protege.

I have extracted this information from Gary's website. Rather then repeat it for you, I encourage you to check it out and to read his story.

Gary's art career has been illuminated by his first formal art exhibition being held along with a group of fellow Newfoundland artists in the Parliament Buildings.

I picked this work by Gary to present him to the F-A, blog readers for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is an archetypal Newfoundland scene. Not just that but the title Gary chose is a definite winner. "A Cod is a Cod is a Cod," suggests that if you see one codfish you see them all.......and for a fisherman, it means that there is a lifetime of cod to be seen.

Although Gary is a Newfoundlander, his repertoire isn't restricted to boats, icebergs, fishermen and fish. Far from it. When you check out his site you will find a richly, diverse portfolio.

Look for more of his works in the future.

Please check his personal bio over by clicking here.. and his works on his website by clicking here.

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