Marsha Kennedy

About the Artist

Marsha Kennedy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1951, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina in 1977. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University in 1981.

Kennedy lectured in  printmakingA print is a shape or mark made from a block or plate or other object that is covered with wet colour (usually ink) and then pressed onto a flat surface, such as paper or textile. Most prints can be produced over and over again by re-inking the printing block or plate. Printmaking can be done in many ways, including using an engraved block or stone, transfer paper, or a film negative. The making of fine prints is generally included in the graphic arts, while the work of artists whose designs are made to satisfy the needs of more commercial clients are included in graphic design. (  at the University of Guelph, York University and Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Science in Ontario. She was also an instructor at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Currently, (2008) Kennedy is an instructor in painting,  drawingDepiction of shapes and forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines. Colour and shading may be included. A major fine art technique in itself, drawing is the basis of all pictorial representation, and an early step in most art activities. Though an integral part of most painting, drawing is generally differentiated from painting by the dominance of line over mass. There are many sorts of drawing techniques, varying according to the effect the artist wants, and depending on whether the drawing is an end in itself — an independent and finished work of art -- or a preliminary to some other medium or form — although distinct from the final product, such drawings also have intrinsic artistic value. Preliminary drawings include various exercises (e.g., contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, drawing from the flat), as well as sketches and studies, cartoons and underdrawings. (  and  two-dimensionalHaving height and width, but no depth; flat. (   designA plan, or to plan. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of its parts. An effective design is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity. Also [applied design], the production of attractive and well crafted functional objects. Subcategories of the design arts include: architecture, bonsai, fashion design, furniture design, graphic design, ikebana, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, stagecraft, textile design, and Web page design. (  at the University of Regina. She has participated in group exhibitions in Regina, Toronto, and Stratford, Ontario, and has had solo exhibitions at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and the Founder’s Art Gallery at York University.

Chickadees and Clouds
Growing up in Rural Saskatchewan
Her Images Tell a Story
Nature and Politics in Her Art
Stilled Lives, Setting #10
Canadian Heritage University of Regina Mackenzie Art Gallery Mendel Art Gallery Sask Learning