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Kenyon Collections | Jan-Mar | 2 Pillsbury Street

Artist Biography – John Kenyon
John is a businessman by day and a local portrait artist and illustrator by night. Although John has been painting portraits his entire life he seriously began painting after he was done raising his children. Whether painting a person or a beloved pet, John takes his inspiration from all that makes a living being an individual and captures that spirit on canvas. As a medium John prefers painting in oils because he loves the vibrant colors and sculptural qualities that oil paints have to offer. Most of his work is held in private collections and predominantly does commissioned portraits.
John recently completed an exhibit at the AVA Gallery entitled “Life Lessons” that included a series of portraits honoring individuals who inspire others on a personal level.  His work has recently been on display that the Quail Hollow Community Galleries in West Lebanon, NH.  You can also periodically find his pieces on display at the New Hampshire Artist Association Gallery in Portsmouth New Hampshire. 

John is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, the Nashua Area Artists Association and is a patron member of the AVA Gallery in Lebanon New Hampshire.  When not in Lebanon, John spends much of his summer on the seacoast in Ogunquit Maine.

John takes portrait commissions, check out his website for additional samplings of his work:

www.kenyoncollection.com

You can also reach out to him directly at 603 867 0775.

john@kenyoncollection.com


'Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined' | Oct - Dec | 2 Pillsbury Street

‘Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined’

Two NH Art Association artists on display at 2 Pillsbury Street
CONCORD – Two New Hampshire Art Association artists have joined together to create an art exhibit, “Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined,” at 2 Pillsbury Street.
This exhibit features abstract painter Janet Tamulevich and realist painter Peggy Murray. 
“As an artist, I look at the world in a different and more intimate way,” Tamulevich said. “I see trees that are not green. They come in every shape, size and color. The sky is constantly changing, creating endless combinations of shapes and colors.” Tamulevich of Bedford said there is something magical about foggy evenings and misty mornings.
“It is nature’s kaleidoscope of patterns, textures and colors which inspire my abstract paintings,” she said. “The tactile properties of mixed media is my medium choice for my paintings. Each one of my paintings is unique.”
In addition to being a juried member of the NHAA, Tamulevich is a juried member of the League of NH craftsmen, and a member of the Manchester Artists Association, where she was named Artist of the Month in January 2017.
Originally from California, Murray has lived in New Hampshire for more than 30 years. She enjoys painting plein air with other artists she’s painted with for almost 20 years.
She is a long time member of New Hampshire Art Association and her work can viewed there as well as at Ceres Gallery in Portsmouth, NH.  She has lent her skills as artist and teacher to many nonprofit organizations around the Seacoast.
Light is the primary driver for Murray, but these days she is reaching for a resonance in the colors used to create the light and dark planes.  
“I think of the colors on my palette as the actors in a play,” Murray said. “Each color has a role to play, and every role, no matter how small, is important for creating a reality on the canvas. This process of learning about color is slowing me down, making me spend more time looking and exploring, and looking again. I find satisfaction more elusive, but I keep showing up ready to roll up my sleeves.”
Both artists said they are planning to configure their pieces to fit graciously within the exhibit spaces, enhancing each other’s work.

Go & Do

‘Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined’

An exhibit by N.H. Art Association members Janet Tamulevich and Peggy Murray
2 Pillsbury Street, Concord NH
Oct. 2 through Dec. 28
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All work will be for sale by contacting the NHAA at 603-431-4230.