Katherine Mcnenly - Still Life & Portrait Artist, Ontario
Katherine McNenly – Still Life and Portrait Artist – highly developed, highly competent in a Naturalistic tradition living in Almonte Ontario near the capital of Canada, Ottawa. Mainly still lives and portraits in oil on linen in exquisite detail, control of her media, and characterization of her subjects that completely honors their unique being,..
Seeing her work on line I became even more excited at the prospect of talking to her about her life and work as an artist. Mainly still lives and portraits, in oil on linen,
She works in exquisite detail, control of her media, and characterization of her subjects that completely honors their unique being,.. I think seeing them it would be a huge privilege to know how Katherine McNenly sees me, a chance to learn something really valuable about myself. And so must her subjects feel the same…
Her still lives are so fine so accurate they transcend reality, make me realize what I have missed, make my eyes greedy. Her apples look ready to eat, yet I would not eat them, but would want to preserve them to enjoy them forever as she have done. All her work suffuses me with a kind of longing, always wanting to stay in front of it, knowing I cannot, must tear myself away to pursue other more mundane pursuits. And those are my thoughts after introducing myself to her online work, i can only imagine how enthralled I would feel to be in their actual presence…
Slideshows with my conversation with Katherine:
Media, Theme and Method
Her Website a feast for eyes: https://www.katherinemcnenly.com/