2019 Artist: Ron Kenedi

Ron Kenedi’s work is a personal, vibrant reflection of the many eclectic places and times he’s lived in. Born and raised in New York City, Ron came of age during the volatile and seminal 1960s. He attended Stony Brook University where he studied Fine Arts. After college, Ron practiced stone lithography at the Art Students League in New York and taught figure drawing at the Mediterranean Institute in Deya, Majorca, Spain. As Ron’s technique evolved, his artwork began to take on a look and feel that was representative of his life’s diverse influences. It’s a style that is mostly figurative, focusing on presenting the essence of the subject. The goal of each piece is to set a mood and tell a story that requires the viewer to participate on a visceral and intellectual level. “I want the artwork to be a catalyst for the viewer’s own interpretation and provide meaning beyond the work itself,” he says.

Kenedi works in pencil, charcoal, pen/brush and ink, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and oil paint. He uses bold lines, adventurous colors and dramatic shading. For the last 30 years he has been a pioneer and innovator of solar electric energy.

website: RonKenediArt.com
instagram: @ronkenediart