Fine art painter and teacher, KATHLEEN HANNEY, was born in New York City, and raised in Rochester, NY. She will give an art presentation entitled “Sharing the Pastel Experience” at the April 23, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
The beauty of New York State has been a continuing inspiration for her painting. Her affinity with landscape painting evolved from original abstract work. She shares her emotional experience of a particular moment through color and form. A graduate from Nazareth College with a degree in Art and a minor in Education, Hanney now has more than forty years’ experience in the arts.
While raising her daughter, she painted in oil and also worked in film production as a set designer. The job in film influenced her use of light to tell a story or convey a feeling.
Eighteen years ago, she discovered pastel painting and has been enthralled ever since. She has studied with several master pastelists and is passionate about pastels, her favorite medium. She paints both plein air and in the studio. Hanney, inspired by natural light, is interested in how it transforms instances of ordinary life into magnificent compositions that communicate essence and meaning of the painting to the viewer. In both urban and rural landscapes, she stresses the importance of revealing everyday art.
She is a member of The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Western New York and The Rochester Art Club. Her exhibits are found throughout the Northeast and her works have been juried into many national and local exhibitions, garnering numerous awards, including Best of Show in the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition of 2012.
She teaches and paints pastels regularly in her city studio at 250 N. Goodman St., 14607. Hanney can be reached at 585-729-0361. More info is available at her website, www.kathleen hanney.com