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“Blue River II” abstract seascape oil painting on canvas


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“Blue River II” by Catherine Kennedy

Framed Oil on canvas 76 x 55cm or 30 x 21.5 inches. Signed. Framed in a white floating frame

“Blue River II” is inspired by the rivers around Dartmoor. This work shows evening sunlight is hitting a fast flowing blue river. The time of day is key here. It is very late in the day, the light is turning golden. The highlights become a mixture of yellows, ochre, oranges, and reds contrasting with the deep blue and purple shadows in the water.

Working in oils suits me best as they are so versatile. At the moment I am interested in long exposure images of water and this piece is another in a series of paintings looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique. I like the idea of taking it to another medium and exploring the results.

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.

In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network where you can see more of my work here https://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/catherine-kennedy-1

Recently  I have been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.


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Devon Artist Network Exhibition, Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2019
Art Ambassador Show, Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2019
Wave Series, Teignmouth Pavilions 2019
Multimedia Art Show, TAAG, Teignmouth 2019
Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2018
Artmazing, Powderham Castle 2018
Group exhibition Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Group exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2016
Solo exhibition Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2015
Devon Open Studios, Teignmouth 2014
Brownston Gallery, Modbury 2013
Flavel theatre, Dartmouth 2012
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2011
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2010
South Bank 2009 video
University of West of England, Taunton 2008 video installation ‘St.Piran’s Day march, Perranporth
Royal William Yard, Plymouth 2006 video installation ‘The sinking of the Napoli”

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