Ilona Kennedy has been involved in art-making for over 40 years now, and during that time focused primarily on realistic imagery through photography, printmaking (photoetching), clay sculpture, and mostly figurative oil painting. However, in collecting art herself, she found that she was strongly attracted to abstract and non-objective artworks.
In recent years, she has explored encaustics, and incorporated many bits of the photographs she has taken into this rich textural medium. And now she is exploring cold wax and oils, a more portable medium, and pushing herself to first play with gestural mark-making, and then compose pieces using my imagination, rather than solely realistic extrapolations.
Exploring the rich textural mediums of cold wax, oils, and collage