Kenna Barradell paints large format acrylics. Her work tends to be emotional and political, therefore, typically figurative. She enjoys social commentary using surrealism, abstraction, and humour.
Kenna shows her works at the juried Sooke Fine Arts Show, (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2019) and in galleries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Before moving to Pender Island she showed her works at Gage Gallery and Eclectic Galleries in Victoria BC.
Fabric, Canvas, Garden & Home Renovations
Kenna has built dry stack walls, designed and set tile sets in Victorian fireplaces, redesigned floor plans in older houses, and removed walls to open up living spaces. She has worked with engineers, contractors and journeyman to see a project move from design to detailing. She received an award for the best heritage exterior restoration of the year from the City of Victoria.
Commissioned Artwork for Homes and Businesses
Kenna does commissioned work for clients who want to preserve a memory that can’t be given enough artistic presence in a photograph, recorded experiences that pictures haven’t adequately captured, painted artistic depictions of photos that were damaged, or events that require more grandeur.
Education & Workshops
Educational Background & Public Offerings
Kenna attended the Vancouver School of Art and Victoria School of Art.
Her works are in private collections in North America and Europe. In addition to gallery shows and juried exhibitions, she takes commissions.
Kenna gives demonstrations, classes, and talks to groups of other artists and to interested members of the public.
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