Piece description from the artist
Petal Party Diptych won 1st place in acrylics at the Iowa State Fair. The original consists of 2 paintings (the second also in my Turning Art Gallery), each being 12 X20. Each canvas is framed in a floater frame. Inspired by a bouquet of fallen petals this painting took on energy of its own. Vibrant colors and cool depths are accomplished by many layers of thin fluid acrylics.
Yin-yang forces can be experienced in Susan Kennicott and her art. Kennicotts exciting, vibrant florals balances out the realism found in her portraits of animals and people. Growing up on a midwest farm and relocating to contemporary cities such as Houston and Nashville has had much influence in the subjects of her paintings. Unable to escape the strong roots of the farm and love of nature, Kennicott paints her adored wildlife and animals but when she wants to let her hair down and take a walk on the wild side she uses her artistic license to paint the bright, vivid florals which balances her.
Kennicott divides her time between her family farm in Illinois, Iowa and Melbourne, Fl.