Front Porch Magazine
October 2015, pg. 24
Join the UUFF Art Gallery in welcoming visiting artist Barbara Kenny for its inaugural reception and show on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from noon until 2:30 p.m. Kenny brings over 30 new oil paintings to Fredericksburg infused with her signature flashes of color and abstract sensibilities.
Kenny paints in the moment and is guided by instinct. She says that inspiration can come from anywhere, from splashes of light on the leaves in the forest, to sprays of color in a field of flowers: “For instance, the other day a woman we know at our church had posted on Facebook a snapshot of all the things she purchased at the local farmer’s market. She had fruits and vegetables with a few sunflowers, and I was totally struck by that. It’s the kind of thing I would have gone right into it. Suddenly just, ‘Oh, look at that. I want to paint that in a semi-abstract sort of way to utilize these colors and shapes.’ It’s that instantaneous.”