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Katherine McNenly

Tuesday September 30th, 2014 to
Sunday November 2nd, 2014


Sun Oct 5th, 2014 — 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Katherine McNenly’s work is extremely personal, yet curiously familiar.

McNenly seizes the everyday moments, cherished things and intimate spaces then conveys their essence in the realist tradition. She meticulously reproduces the subtleties of light and colour. She tells a story—sometimes a lifetime—in an achingly beautiful snapshot of lives lived.

Born in Northern Ontario, McNenly attended York University in Toronto where she achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986. She then studied with renowned portrait artist and teacher John Michael Angel at the National Portrait Academy in Toronto. It stressed a traditional approach to painting based on the techniques and materials of the old masters.  She continued her education in Florence, Italy in 1990 at the atelier Cecil-Graves, a 19th century realist-inspired atelier.

She has been a finalist in the Kingston Portrait Prize, the International Artist Magazine Still Life competition and most recently she received an Honour Award at the prestigious International Portrait Society of America 2012 in Philadelphia. Her still lifes and portraits are in collections across Canada, the United States and Europe.