Bernadette Kennedy

Forest Path

Forest Path

Sold

Finians bay

Finians bay

Sold

Clochvoola

Clochvoola

Sold

Approaching storm

Approaching storm

Oil on Canvas €600

Lough Currane

Lough Currane

Sold

Skellig in the mist

Skellig in the mist

Oil on canvas unframed 12in by 12in €225

Skellig from Lohar

Skellig from Lohar

Oil on canvas 12in by 12in €350

Kerry in spring

Kerry in spring

Pastel on card €495

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IMG-20170520-WA0000

Skellig Rock unframed oil canvas €450

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P1000788

Sceilig

Sceilig

Oil on canvas SOLD

Bolus Head

Bolus Head

SOLD

Muingvooda Bog

Muingvooda Bog

Portach Muinguighuada. Pastel on Sennelier card. €495

The Wailing Woman

The Wailing Woman

SOLD

Little Red Rooster

Little Red Rooster

Cochaillin beag Rua - Oil on Canvas 32" x 26" €595

Cloughvoola

Cloughvoola

Clochbhuaille. On the Kerry Way.Sold Pastel on Card 26" x 32" SOLD

Clear Water

Clear Water

from the stream flowing into Lough Currane Pastel on Sennelier card 32" x 26" SOLD

Glencar and the Reeks

Glencar and the Reeks

Gleann Charthaigh agus Na Cruacha Dubha From Ballaghasheen Pass Pastel on acid free pastel paper 32" x 26" SOLD

Cockerel at Fermoyle Castle

Cockerel at Fermoyle Castle

Coileach/Cockerel at Fermoyle Castle strutting his stuff. Pastel on pastel card 37" x 31" €550

Loher Ring of Kerry

Loher Ring of Kerry

Pastel on Sennelier card 32" x 26" €725

Currane from the Kerry Way

Currane from the Kerry Way

Pastel on card 32" x 26" SOLD

Bull Cow and Calf.

Bull Cow and Calf.

Tarbh bo agus Ganhain Mixed media - Acrylic and Oil €550

Ballaghasheen

Ballaghasheen

overlooking Glencar and the McGillicuddy Reeks Pastel on card 32" x 26" SOLD

Sceilig from Cum a ciste

Sceilig from Cum a ciste

Oil on Canvas €275

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Sold

Sceilig no.2

Sceilig no.2

Oil on Canvas €500

Sceilig Michael from the Glen

Sceilig Michael from the Glen

Sceilg mhichil o nGhleann Pastel on Sennelier card €750

Lough Currane

Lough Currane

Kerry Way Pastel on Sennelier card. Sold

"My work exhibits a strong emotional affinity with the Irish landscape. The variety of the Iveragh landscape is seen in my work – sea, lake, river and also mountain, forest and rolling bog. My relationship with my subjects grew out of many childhood summers spent in the small village of Portmagee, nestling between the Kerry mountains and Valentia Island. My development as an artist was a slow evolutionary process which strengthened the emotional ties between the subject and artist, paving the way for a dramatic shift away from the representation of actuality and a move towards the subjective.

 

I believe that my paintings impressionistically create the essence of the landscapes I depict. I use colour and light and form imaginatively to reflect what I see in nature but also I interpret the scene. I use the lines and flow of the subject to emphasise shapes and pattern. I create an almost textured effect to surfaces to suggest a tactile appeal.

Some paintings have the strength and excitement of rich glowing jewel colours.  Others are delicate, tranquil, mysterious and calming, to give an almost dream-like experience. The colours become lucid, drenched in a vibrancy that extends far beyond the usual palette of greens, greys and browns.

 
 In my use of flowing forms, light and colour I wish to share and to achieve a heightened sensitivity of the senses. I also wish to suggest and communicate the mood and emotion as the scenes flow. I hope that the creative amalgamation of experienced craft and vibrant colours redirects ones notion of the masculine towards the feminine."

 

 

Bernadette Kennedy

 

(introduction to Kerry through the Eye of an Artist Exibition 2013)