Hi, I'm Kenzie.
The sacredness of the natural world is the guiding force behind my work.
Using acrylics and often incorporating natural materials, my pieces provide a fresh perspective on all that surrounds us, invoking calm, gratitude, and compassion.
I paint images inspired by the sacredness and fragility of the natural world, both on my own and alongside artist, Ruth Lozner. Ruth and I paint collaboratively on the same canvas at the same time to create colorful and meaningful imagery. Our work and commissions are exhibited along the East Coast.
I love creating with things found in nature. My favorite medium is birch bark. My most recent creations are birch bark ‘spinners,’ a silent version of a wind chime, interacting beautifully with the wind to produce a meditative effect. I also burn intricate (or decorative) patterns and quotes onto found wood, talking sticks to facilitate listening.
I lead contemplative groups and workshops as a certified facilitator by the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation virtually and in the DC, MD, VA region.
I have over 30 years of graphic design experience, creating logos, banners, signs, and other branding needs for my clients--a variety of public, private, and local non-profit organizations.
As a way to incorporate gratitude in my own life, I chalk messages of hope and resilience in my community with friend and designer Nancy Gehman.
My most recent endeavor is ‘spinners’ made of birch bark and other items I’ve found outside. A silent version of a wind chime, these spinners interact beautifully with the wind to produce a meditative effect.
We have so much going on around us, and sometimes we need help to slow down.
My art helps you do just that – reflect on all we have, admire the Earth around you, and inspire you to spread a message of hope and gratitude.