Julia Kennedy has known for some time that she has a passion for vintage muscle cars (she drives a 1967 Chevy Impala SS 3964), Korean pickled crab, dark mystery novels by the likes of Ross MacDonald and Raymond Chandler, and her ever-changing family of rescued animals (currently four dogs).
But it wasn’t until a friend who was moving gave her a box of hand-me-down painting supplies that Julia discovered she is an abstract painter. “I am a late bloomer,” she said.
She is currently creating paintings for her second annual art calendar for 2016, again designed by Lesley Landis of Pittsboro. “Last year’s was great fun, and people really enjoyed seeing a different painting for each month,” she said. A launch party will be held at McIntyre’s Books this fall.
Julia offers this perspective when viewing contemporary art: “Abstraction is different things to different viewers. We may not see the same thing or feel the same thing when we look at a specific piece, and this is the point. We bring our own realities and a viewpoint to an abstraction; it is a completely individual experience.”