Enriched Bread Artists

Member's bio: Patricia Kenny

Patricia is a multidisciplinary artist with a primary focus on painting. She employs drawing to create spontaneously generated imagery as an adjunct to painting and photography to compile digital sketchbooks of inspiring imagery. Patricia studied visual arts at Ottawa School of Art (OSA), Algonquin College and York University at different points in her life.

Patricia explores transformative experiences universal to the human condition - interwoven in our lives as life-altering events. She is driven by self reflection and influenced by her own life experiences to express in vibrant, surrealistic and abstract works the themes of vulnerability, resilience and rebirth. Imagery within the work is compelling, mysterious and often mystical. Imagined spaces are evoked through relationships of colour, form, gesture and enigmatic references to the familiar. With an interest in process and material, paintings are produced intuitively through abstract mark making and incidental action. Dynamic energy and movement are created using a varied repertoire of means including the scratching, pouring and layering of materials. Direct and action-filled physicality in the process taps into the unconscious, resulting in primordial, passionate and universal paintings. Contrasts in colour and value and the relationships between forms contribute to the energy and drama in the work. The paintings are authentic expressions about the energies of transformation and resilience as they relate to her experience of being human.


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