by Kenna Smith | Aug 8, 2022 | Feature, News
Kenna Smith CHt. has been given the exclusive honour of being the featured artist for August and September 2022 in the popular publication Compass Magazine!
The paper has a focus on the Arts and wellness and highlights local artists with a flair for boldness, a unique style, love of the west coast and a first nations influence. Mrs. Smith certainly ticks these boxes with gusto!
Make sure to pick up your copy of the Compass Magazine at locations all over Vancouver Island and the Mainland or you can read it online at: https://issuu.com/compassmagazine8/docs/lowres_issue_40
by Kenna Smith | Jul 14, 2022 | Art, Feature
I was recently scrolling through some pictures on my phone of adventures and places I have wandered to in the last year when I came upon a photo of an owl perched in an old maple tree.
It got me reminiscing about the late night walk I was taking my dog, Gus through the acreage we were living on at the time. There was the most stunning silver moon out that night and this loud noise that drew us out of the house in search of the source.
It turned out to be a majestic night owl perched high in the tree. I love how a picture can inspire a memory and a painting can bring back all of the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of a moment in time.
by Kenna Smith | Jun 27, 2022 | Feature
When I saw a photo of these hand carved canoes sitting on the shoreline of the majestic Haida Gwaii I felt as if I was transported to another time and place entirely. It is hard to describe the feeling, except to say that every one of my senses was lit up in an instant. I could smell the sea water, hear the call of the seagulls overhead, feel the chill of the ocean air raising the hairs on my arms. The beat of the war drums was felt deep in my soul as if I was being called to this place.
I have never been here, at least not in this lifetime. My soul and every fiber of my being knew this place as sure as every brush stroke. My hope is that through this piece your senses will be engaged as well.
by Kenna Smith | May 28, 2022 | Art, Feature
Versatile Origami Totes featuring custom westcoast inspired artwork by Renowned Canadian artist Kenna Smith. Can be worn as a beach wrap, scarf or used as a carry all bag. Any way you use them, they are super gorgeous!
There are several beautiful and bold prints to choose from, two different lengths of vegan friendly straps in black, brown or navy; giving you loads of fresh current looks.
Perfect for that long awaited cruise, picnic on the beach, taking your books to the coffee shop or riding in the convertible in style!
by Kenna Smith | May 28, 2022 | Feature
Kenna Smith is expected to release her next book, “Beautifully Broken”, by the fall. This psychological mystery is based on her real life experiences and is sure to keep you on the edge of every page. Take a harrowing journey with our main character Kenley who finds herself trapped in a psychiatric hospital with a doctor who refuses to believe she is not mentally ill, rather gifted with the ability to communicate with spirits.
There are many twists and unexpected turns as the patient becomes the doctor and solves a hidden mystery leaving you a believer too!
by Kenna Smith | Feb 19, 2022 | Art, Feature
This painting hangs above my desk where I write. It brings me inspiration. There is
something in the eyes of an owl that holds the mystery to me. I always feel like they
know so much more than they will ever reveal. They are so silent, they see
everything. Awake all night, with the ability to see in the dark. What secrets do they