Burien Artist Christine Kennedy Wins Contest with ‘Kayaking Seahurst’ Painting

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Christine Kennedy, a local Burien resident, is both a weekly and monthly winner of Daniel Smith’s 11th Annual National Art Contest with her painting, “Kayaking Seahurst” (click image to see larger version):


“As a Northwest Native, and a kayaker, I was inspired to paint ‘Kayaking Seahurst,’ based on a photo I took of a beach on Puget Sound in Washington State,” Kennedy said on her website.

Kennedy does paintings in both watercolor and acrylics, using a style she calls “semi-realism.”  The subjects of her work are based in reality with a bit of the surreal included.  She likes to paint themes that are of interest to both children and adults. Burien is a source of inspiration for her. Kennedy intends to complete a trio of paintings centered around Seahurst Park.

“I am thrilled,” said Kennedy. “I’ve only returned to painting this last summer after over 10 years without it.  I’ve really felt encouraged to continue and love doing it so much. Daniel Smith has always been revered in the Northwest and I am so happy to be recognized by them in any way.”

Her prizes total $60 in gift certificates for art supplies.

Also as a monthly winner, Kennedy is automatically entered into Daniel Smith’s Annual Contest, which will be voted on by a Panel from the Art Community. There will be 10 Annual finalists, with the Grand Prize Winner receiving a Full Art Studio.

Archival Prints of “Kayaking Seahurst” are available for sale online through Etsy at etsy.com/shop/KennedyCreativeWorks.

To see more of Christine Kennedy’s art work, visit kennedycreativeworks.com.

To learn more about Daniel Smith’s Annual Contest, visit http://www.danielsmith.com/content–id-645

For more information on the Artist, contact Christine at [email protected].

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2 Responses to “Burien Artist Christine Kennedy Wins Contest with ‘Kayaking Seahurst’ Painting”
  1. Jo Testu-Rumsey says:

    Such talent in my little cousin!

  2. suzannah ney says:

    such an awesome slice of seahurst, christine! way to go!

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