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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

From my earliest years I have always known I was an artist.
But, I now know what art looks like for me — through my eyes, my heart, my way of seeing the world. Artists of the past have had sudden shifts in their artistic style.   Picasso’s revelation came once he saw African art and Van Gogh’s discovery of Japanese art was equally life-changing. Likewise, my exposure to Australian Aboriginal art, the native arts of  Mexico and the ancient rock art of the Southwest Indians came together to evoke an artistic epiphany.

Although I can paint what I see, I have chosen to paint what can’t be seen. I now see my works as being mythological explorations immersed in a primal and eternal visual truth.

The process is to take a painting from a dull state to one of brilliance using dots to create visual shimmer, so the work is to be sensed more than viewed. The paintings are not an object for the eye alone, but an experience for the mind — intimating, not imitating, that which is indescribable.

Since my two solo exhibitions in New York City, to a group show, "The Art of Money", at the Chelsea Gallery which included many internationally known artists, including Andy Warhol, I have had my share of success. My art is held in private collections from Australia  to South Korea and New York to Texas.

CURRENTLY  EXHIBITING AT  
RIVER'S EDGE GALLERY    
Kerrville, Texas
ECHO GALLERY   Johnson City, Texas


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Born in a tent near San Saba, Ira Kennedy is a fifth generation Texan of Cherokee-Irish descent. Growing up in numerous locations from Japan to Germany, his experiences are as diverse as his talents. Ira served as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy, exhibited with Andy Warhol in New York, and received several writing and photojournalism awards in Texas.
     He also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Parks& Wildlife Department for providing numerous educational talks at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Feature articles by Ira  have been published by Texas Monthly, Texas Highways Magazine and Texas A&M Press. 
     Considered as the state's leading authority on Enchanted Rock, the  sacred mountain of Central Texas, Ira has assisted the authors of several published books. articles and the Thomas Evans mural in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Ira was also featured in the Austin Chronicle, The Highlander newspaper in Marble Falls, The San Marcos Record, and the German magazine Spotlight, as well as segments on KLRU-TV, KTBC-TV,  "The Sound of Texas," with Tumbleweed Smith, and the syndicated TV program Texas Country Reporter (video "Bob Phillips Tours Texas State Parks" available at their website).