June 2, 2019

Michele Kenna

Posted in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Painting, Participating Artists



Michele J. Kenna, a transplanted Canadian, has lived in Massachusetts for over 30 years. Growing up in a family involved in art and theater, Michele pursued her own artistic aspirations by completing her degree in Fine Arts at the University of Toronto. After raising two children in Beverly MA, Michele continued to study with nationally known American artists who taught and mentored her in the pastel medium, her primary influences being Frank Federico, PSA 2012 Hall of Fame Honoree and internationally renowned painter, Wolf Kahn. Michele has also studied with renowned American painters such as Betty Lou Schlemm, Charles Movalli, Ted Minchin, Barbara Moody, Masako Kamiya and many more.
With a studio at the Porter Mill Studios in Beverly, Michele continues to develop her unique style of landscape painting. She has exhibited her work at the following venues:
Pastel Journal 100 Competition 2016 Honorable Mention Abstract/Non Objective Category
The French Library and Cultural Center, Boston MA
The Commonwealth Club, Boston MA
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
North Shore Music Theater, Beverly MA
Porter Mill Studios Gallery, Beverly MA
Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead MA Honorable Mention Spring Show 2015
North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester MA First Prize
Pastel Category 2016
Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester MA
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Falmouth MA
Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Danvers Art Association, Danvers MA Best in Show Spring & Fall Shows 2015, 2016
Mingo Gallery, Beverly MA
Mimi Gallery, Ipswich MA
The River Gallery, Ipswich MA