My artistic journey began with Photography when my son was born, which transitioned into developing film in my darkroom where I learned to enhance the original image. My horizons expanded with my first digital camera and exploring Lightroom and Photoshop. In 2011 my artistic journey shifted when I began exploring drawing with graphite, charcoal and inks and then painting with oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. I’m passionate about painting with pastels and watercolors, I love the vibrant colors. I enjoy a variety of subjects – portraits, landscapes and still life – it keeps me engaged and always learning. Painting brings joy and relaxation to my life and at times it brings joy to others and that is my goal. I can’t imagine life without painting and I’m thankful for my artistic husband, Rick, who provides encouragement every day.
ART EDUCATION : Working Peoples Art Class 1948-62. University of Newcastle on Tyne 1963-68 BA Hons Fine Art, Diploma: Art Education. 1979-80 Howard U, Fulbright Fellow. 1979-80. MFA PROFESSION Primary and Secondary Schools 1956-62. Head of the Division of Creative Arts, University of Guyana, Part time Tutor at the Burrowes School of Art 1975 -87, Sculpture and Painting Tutor Barbados Community College 1990-2007.EXHIBITIONS- solo and Group, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Santo Domingo, Martinique, Cuba. Brazil, Colombia, UK, France, Canada. USA PRIZES/AWARDS Guyana, including National Honours, Barbados, Santo Domingo Gold medal, UK. for sculpture.
Sara Jane Lee
Growing up in southeastern North Carolina, Rose Kennedy was surrounded by beauty from
the mountains to the coast, instilling a heartfelt tie to earth and nature that inspire her still.
Drawing and painting were her favorite pastimes, so continuing artistic ventures into
adulthood was a given. Rose previously worked as a product/graphic designer and also with
an art publisher/licensing agency creating water color/mixed media paintings in the juvenile
Rose now enjoys creating original paintings of landscapes, still life and the occasional pet
portrait. Her preferred medium is oil paint, but she shakes things up by sometimes working
with pastels or acrylics. Her impressionistic style conveys a sense of presence in her paintings
and she loves sharing her work with those who appreciate art. Painting outdoors in plein air
events affords her much pleasure, as does teaching others the joy of art.
Rose works from a home studio and also at Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC. Her work
has been juried into numerous exhibits and competitions, winning awards along the way.
Several of her works are featured in the publication Painting North Carolina, A Visual Journey.
Her paintings may be seen on her website at www.lilarosekennedy.com, and at One-of-AKind Gallery in Pinehurst, Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville and Karen Saks Design Showroom