Kenna is a 3rd generation Okanagan resident. Her grandparents immigrated from Poland and Hungary and settled in Kelowna over 80 years ago. Kenna grew up in Osoyoos and lives in Kelowna.
Kenna was encouraged from an early age by extremely creative and productive parents to make and appreciate art. She is primarily self-taught. Kenna is the sister of accomplished lampwork glass artist Shelah Pansegrau, who lives on the neighboring farm.Their work is collected throughout BC, Alberta, and the Pacific Northwest. Devoting her life to art as well as her husband and 3 daughters, Kenna adores her time outdoors in the mountain and water areas of the Valley during any and every season of the year.
My work does travel along the abstract landscape route, impressionist as well, very elemental with the emphasis on heat. Layered landscapes, vanishing points and atmospheric gestures suggesting where the land and sky meet. A slim horizon delineates the desert's deep haze of lush hues from the sky's inter-fusion of supernatural wonders; stars, comets, lightning, thunder and rain. Luxurious colour imbues the images with a greater essence so they come to life for us.
In addition, newly created 6' pillars have me revisiting favorite themes and subjects but adding a 3-d twist to my painted stories and expressions. Free standing paintings with their upright sensibility relate well to trees in a forest but have taken on new dimension literally when applying organic, stylized imagery and
Varying heights near 6’, the wood pillars are painted with acrylic paint and rooted with steel pipe into gorgeous fir or cedar blocks.
Moonshadows 48 x 24 in. Acrylic on canvas
Raven's Starry Night 36 x 18 in. Acrylic on canvas
Moonlighting 60 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Starchaser II 24 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Catch a Wild Hare 9 x 12 in. Acrylic on canvas
Bucky 12 x 9 in. Acrylic on canvas
Orchids 34 x 14 in. Acrylic on canvas
Dahlia 34 x 14 in. Acrylic on canvas
Twilight Birch 60 x 36 in. Acrylic on canvas
Untitled 24 x 20 in. Acrylic on canvas
Doe Eyes IV 24 x 24 x 1.5 in. Acrylic on canvas
Twigs & Love VIII 36 x 36 in. Acrylic on canvas
Twigs and Love X 12 x 12 x 1.5 in. Acrylic on canvas
Moonlight and Antlers Medalion - Deer AP 5/5 4 x 4 x 0.25 in. Bronze
Moonlight and Antlers Medalion- Moose 5/10 4 x 4 x 0.25 in. Bronze
Moonlight and Antlers Medalion- Elk 5/10 4 x 4 x 0.25 in. Bronze