April 1, 2011

The Art of Liz Kenyon

Liz Kenyon is a contemporary artist, born in California. She works in soft pastels and her technique is defined by adding layer upon layer in order to build up texture. Her style is more painterly than linear and she uses as many colors as possible to bring energy into her work.

(Kenyon, Liz. Social Hour. soft pastel.)

Kenyon graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She worked as a freelance artist illustrating book covers for Avon Books in New York where she was nationally published and has won over 20 awards for her illustrations, monoprints and soft pastel paintings.

(Kenyon, Liz. Dounut Break. soft pastel.)

In 1975 Kenyon moved to Phoenix, Arizona. At that time she began using soft pastels and crossed over into fine art. As a pastelist she has had 15 one-woman shows, received over 30 awards and also teaches art workshops at the Scottsdale Artists’ School.

(Kenyon, Liz. Sunset at Dave Bruce Vineyard. soft pastel.)

“I enjoy travelling to hilltop regions in search of classic rural landscapes and I’m passionate when it comes to color.” says, Kenyon

(Kenyon, Liz. Standing Pears. soft pastel.)

Kenyon has been published in Northlight Books and she is a Signature Member of the International Pastel Society. Her work is most certainly much appreciated here!

Enjoy! :)

Reference: lizkenyon.com