Devon Open Studios 2019 Launch

Art Exhibition Poster for Devon Open Studios launch event at Artizan, Fleet Walk, Torquay, TQ2 5EB. Thursday 6th September 2019 from 6 - 8pm. Art Exhibition continues until 22nd September.

Devon Open Studios 2019 launch event at Artizan, Fleet Walk, Torquay, TQ2 5EB.

Thursday 5th September 2019 from 6 – 8pm.

The Art Exhibition continues until 22nd September 2019.

I will be exhibiting 3 of my paintings at the show and 5 prints. Come along and see a wide range of art from local Devon artist. This is venue 118 in the Devon Open Studios free catalogue. Now available at this venue but also in art galleries, libraries and shops throughout Devon.

There will be a radio interview about Devon Open Studios 2019 with Julie, Director of Artizan, myself and 2 other artists. It is on Friday 6th September 2019 at 8.10pm on BBC Radio Devon on the Sarah Gosling Show. Here is the link to the broadcast

Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark

Art Ambassador English Riviera Geopark Exhibition poster

I have recently been selected to become an ambassador artist for the English Riviera UNESCO global geopark. Alongside 10 other artist of different disciplines. Nine of us are showing our work at Artizan Gallery, Torquay until 1st September 2019. Hope you can join us at the exhibition. For more information on the Artizan Gallery click here

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The Aims of a Geopark Ambassador Artist is

  • Promote, support, facilitate, encourage and enable local organisations, projects, initiatives and events that help protect and raise awareness, understanding of and engagement with the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark on a local, national or international level.
  • Strengthen existing partnerships and develop new networks to ensure the geological, environmental, historical and cultural qualities of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark are sustained and promoted for current and future generations.
  • Support the retention of the UNESCO status for the benefit of the people of Torbay
  • To celebrate and recognise the creative heritage intrinsic to people and place of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
  • To promote artists, artisans, creatives and makers producing work inspired by, sympathetic to and celebrating the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

For more information on the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark click here

Pavilions hosts art exhibition by Catherine Kennedy

Art Exhibition by Catherine Kennedy of seascape oil paintings at Teignmouth Pavilions  30th June - 19th July

Catherine Kennedy’s 2nd solo art exhibition of seascape oil paintings at Teignmouth Pavilions starts Sunday 30th June – Friday 19th July.

This art exhibition is at the Pavilions, Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG on the ground floor in the foyer. It starts on Sunday 30th June until Friday 19th July 2019. Opening times are Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm. Free entry. The Pavilions is a great space to show the new work of local artists.

Born in Buckinghamshire, Catherine moved to Devon 14 years ago and is now based in Teignmouth, South Devon. Painting from an early age it wasn’t until she reached her mid 30’s that she went to art school, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.

Having visited the Torbay area annually as a child, the coastal images have had a marked affect on her work. Now drawn back to her childhood haunts the strong tides and rough seas of the Devon and Cornish coastline still inspire her work. These large waves have been the main theme of a series of oil paintings started 5 years ago that have amounted to 49 so far. The rivers around Dartmoor and long exposure photographic images of water have influence another series of paintings started recently. In particular looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique and altering them further using another medium.

She is a member of the Devon Artist Network and a-n and has been recently elected an art Ambassador for the Torbay UNESCO Geopark.

Multimedia Art Show is up and running.

Here is a glimpse of my work at the show.

The Multimedia art show consists of 11 different artist showcasing a wide range of work. From paintings, prints, digital media and installation. Recent graduates from the Plymouth College of Arts, a graduate from Plymouth University, students from UWE Bristol and self taught artist from Exeter are all on display for one week only at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth. Teignmouth based TAAG prides itself on showing a wide range of local artist and this exhibition is no exception.

Editorial in the Teignmouth Post

We will return on Saturday 27th June 2020 until Friday 3rd July 2020. Watch this space!

Multimedia Art Show

Multimedia Art Show at TAAG in Teignmouth 9th March - 15th March 2019 open daily 10am - 5pm
Multimedia Art Show including seascape painter Catherine Kennedy BA Hons, landscape painters Paddy Tuohy and Paul Littlejohns, animal painter Jenni Watters, ceramicist Gail Trezise, illustrator Rory Kennedy BA Hons and Emma Pritchard BA Hons, printmaker Danni Thurely BA Hons, painter and printmaker Becky Elia BA Hons and Marcus Nodwell BA Hons and animator Ross Kennedy.

“Multimedia Art Show” featuring 2018 graduates alongside well established artist at TAAG, Teignmouth, Devon. The young and not so young showcase their latest work. Starts 9th until 15th March 2019. Open 10am – 5pm Daily. Preview Evening Saturday 9th 6.30pm – 9pm.

A diverse exhibition of seascape, landscape and figurative paintings, prints, ceramics, digital art and video by Devon based artists and recent graduates of the Plymouth College of Arts. This eclectic mix artists makes for an unusual and varied exhibition.

Teignmouth based TAAG prides itself on showing a wide range of local artist and this exhibition is no exception. Exhibiting new work from this year’s illustration and printmaking graduates of the Plymouth College of Arts, animation from Bristol University student as well as a more established Fine Art graduate from the University of Plymouth and landscape, seascape and figurative painters from Teignbridge and East Devon. All welcome. Free entry. Lots to see and original artwork available to buy.

Torbay Art Show Preview Night

oil paintings at Torbay Art Show

I am very pleased to be taking part in the Torbay Art Show, a brand new major art show, with work by over 70 local and national artists being brought to Torbay by Torquay Boys’ Grammar School. The preview night was packed and a great success.

The show is being held this weekend 13th – 14th October 2018 in the school’s Cavanna Centenary Hall. The space is has contemporary feel to it that enhances the work on show. Included in the exhibition are paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and glass pieces as well as a wide arrange of crafts. The torso sculptures of Susan Eckles were beautiful and the animal paintings of Katherine Lightfoot impactful.

This is a great opportunity for the school to display and sell artists’ work from across the South West and beyond and to also showcase the talents of the pupils and Art Department within the school and raise funds for the refurbishment of the new 6th form centre.