“The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.” ― Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Some paintings, most recent work…
Most of these paintings are for sale. Contact me if you’re interested. They are also (some of them) available as notecards. Also some of the drawings below are available as note cards in my Etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarthaAnnKennedy
Ink Illustrations for An Alphabet of Place, the Little Snake River Valley, 2021.
Miscellaneous animal drawings over many years.
Who am I as an artist? Ah…maybe you can see from my work. I have been drawing since I was very small. I even have a couple of those old pictures. I started college as an art major but mom and money made that untenable and I grew up to be a writing teacher. It was a great career, but I never stopped being an artist. During my time in grad school I was the staff artist for the Denver YWCA. In 1981 I had a one person show at a small, arty coffee house in Denver. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, I did some artwork for Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego. There is more to this resume, but that’s it in a general sense.
Last year I was asked to illustrate a friend’s book, An Alphabet of Place; the Little Snake River Valley. It was a challenge because I hadn’t done any real drawing in a while (I’m a painter). It turned out to be incredibly fun and successful.
Not long ago I wrote a blog post which is essentially my manifesto and philosophy as an artist. You can read it here if you want. What do I Paint?