Anne Kenyon is an artist who has worked in a variety of media, including watercolor, handmade paper and most recently in pastel. Her work is primarily landscapes with a focus on local scenes, farms and gardens. For many years she worked in handmade paper collage, making her own paper colored with artists’ pigments and developed into paintings. Over the years, she has experimented with different media and a workshop in pastel led to further exploration of that medium. Her current work is created in pastel. Some works feature pastel over underpaintings of handmade paper or acrylic, adding texture and depth. More recent work includes watercolor and pastel over drypoint.
Ms. Kenyon is a member of the Art Alliance of Central Pa., a signature member of the Central Pa. Pastel Society and the Farmland Preservation Artists. She has exhibited her collage work and her pastels at the Central Pa. Festival of the Arts for many years. In 2002 she received an Award of Merit at the Arts Festival. More recently her pastels have been accepted into juried pastel society shows in New Mexico, Florida and Connecticut. In 2012 Ms. Kenyon had a solo show at the Bellefonte Art Museum in Bellefonte, Pa. In 2015 she had a joint show at the Bellefonte Art Museum featuring her Florida paintings. Also in 2015, Ms. Kenyon ‘s painting “Late Summer” was included in a show sponsored by the Central Pa Pastel Society and the Pittsburgh Pastel Society at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. Ms Kenyon has two landscapes in the recent book, Landscapes of Central Pennsylvania, published by the Bellefonte Art Museum.
Ms. Kenyon has taken a variety of courses and workshops over the last 25 years in watercolor, papermaking and pastel. She studied watercolor with Elizabeth Ayers Nesbitt & Bill Vrscak and papermaking with Jean Giddings. Her recent studies in pastel have included workshops with Robert Carsten, Ron Monsma, Judith Carducci, Terri Ford, Richard McKinley and Albert Handell.