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GARY KENNEDY

 P. O. Box 63, Port de Grave

NL, Canada, A0A 3J0

(709) 786-0063

garyukennedy@gmail.com

 

                                                                 

 

 

I have deep roots in Newfoundland, being born and raised in Port de Grave.  I developed my personal style not through any formal training but through the influence of George Noseworthy, an American artist from New York who moved to Port de Grave to pursue his own work.  Mr. Noseworthy provided the necessary materials, encouraged the local kids to express themselves through painting, and donated countless hours to guiding their artistic education by critiquing the output of these aspiring artists.  I was photographed in 1970, along with one of my paintings for an article in TIME magazine featuring George Noseworthy and was considered to be his most promising protégé.

Encouraged by the success of my work I became a full-time artist in 1984.

 

My first major exhibition was held at the House of Commons Parliament Building along with fellow Newfoundland artists in May of 1988.

 

Two serigraph submissions to Reader’s Digest were accepted for their back-cover: First Snow in February 1989 (French Edition, February 1990) and Stephen and the Boys in August 1994.

 

Three of my serigraphs (in limited editions of 100): She Opened Doors (1993), She Turned Another Page (1998) and She Believed (2003) were commissioned by the Vera Perlin Society.

 

My serigraphs completed from 1984 to 2000 are biographical artistic expressions of my childhood that celebrates life growing up in a Newfoundland out port.  These serigraphs have been executed using millions of dots, done one at a time similar to pointillism.  I use three primary colors yellow, blue and red overlaid to achieve the final result.

 

For the last decade I have worked in the medium of oil-on-canvas and some of the paintings completed have found their way into private and corporate collections.  I had a solo exhibition in October of 2001 of landscape paintings entitled Seasons in the Park, depicting scenes of Bowring Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland. These paintings have also been completed using a technique of thousands of brush strokes.  The emphasis is composition and the effects of light and color.

 

In 2004, I had another solo exhibition entitled Moments in Time which included paintings such as Back Cove (54½” x 80”), depicting a scene of the rugged Newfoundland coastline. In addition to other paintings such as The Lighthouse Cleaners (56” x 73½”) and The Fishermen of Hibbs Hole (53” x 70¾”).

 

My work is exhibited in many fine galleries in Newfoundland and across Canada and can also be found in private collections in Australia, Norway, England, Ireland, and the United States.

 

Memberships

Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Oil Painters of America

Visual Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 
         

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