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Kenna Graff

Photo of Kenna  GraffKenna 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.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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
coloured atmosphere.

Varying heights near 6, the wood pillars are painted with acrylic paint and rooted with steel pipe into gorgeous fir or cedar blocks.



















Kenna  Graff: Moonshadows Kenna  Graff: Raven's Starry Night Kenna  Graff: Moonlighting
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
Kenna  Graff: Starchaser II Kenna  Graff: Catch a Wild Hare Kenna  Graff: Bucky
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
Kenna  Graff: Orchids Kenna  Graff: Dahlia Kenna  Graff: Twilight Birch
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
Kenna  Graff: Untitled Kenna  Graff: Doe Eyes IV Kenna  Graff: Twigs & Love VIII
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
Kenna  Graff: Twigs and Love X Kenna  Graff: Moonlight and Antlers Medalion - Deer AP 5/5 Kenna  Graff: Moonlight and Antlers Medalion- Moose 5/10
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
Kenna  Graff: Moonlight and Antlers Medalion- Elk 5/10 Kenna  Graff: Forest Floor Kenna  Graff: Forest Floor 2
Moonlight and Antlers Medalion- Elk 5/10
4 x 4 x 0.25 in.   Bronze
Forest Floor
68.5 x 10 x 10 in.   Mixed Media
Forest Floor 2
68.5 x 10 x 10 in.   Mixed Media
Kenna  Graff: Silent Wings Kenna  Graff: Drifters #2 Kenna  Graff: Drifters #3
Silent Wings
48 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Drifters #2
16 x 12 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Drifters #3
20 x 20 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Kenna  Graff: Drifters #1 Kenna  Graff: Snowy Birch Kenna  Graff: Snowy Rivers Edge
Drifters #1
20 x 20 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Snowy Birch
48 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Snowy Rivers Edge
48 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Kenna  Graff: Winter Moon
Winter Moon
7 x 5 in.   Acrylic on canvas

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