Barbara Kennedy began her journey as an artist at an early age when it was quickly noted by an elementary school teacher that she had an unusual sense of color. Vibrant color is still the focus in her detailed paintings of people and nature. Her primary mediums are oil and acrylic paints, colored pencil and occasionally, watercolor.
In addition to two dimensional works, Barbara creates intricately beaded neck pieces from stone and glass beads, coordinating the colors that occur naturally in the stones with her selection of beads. She also designs and sews clothing and her pieces have been included in several invitational wearable art shows in the Pacific Northwest.
Barbara currently resides in the historic town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on a hillside of the Ozark Mountains.