WHO: Kathleen Senzell, Northern California Oil Painter
Kathy’s work is clean and bold, with strong colors and contrasts of light. She paints beautiful animal & bird portraits, both wild and domesticated, stunning landscapes featuring iconic places, commissioned portraits, and a category I like to call “storytelling”. Her painting, Game for the Deed, (shown below) is a perfect example.
Her great love of all animals, support of animal rights all over the world, as well as her accomplishments as a horsewoman provide many of her painting subjects; she is also deeply interested in historical aspects of the American Southwest, reflected in works such as Chief Joseph (below).
A California native, Kathy studied art in Southern California schools and colleges before moving to Oregon where she immediately fell in love with the wilderness and the animals that inhabit it. As word spread about her ability to capture the “look” of the animals in her paintings, she began doing commissioned work.
She can be contacted through her website http://senzell.com/contact . Drop her an email if you are interested in the purchase of an original oil painting, limited edition prints, or commissioning an original work. And don’t forget to stop by her website to see more of her unique works of art.
I only met Robin once, and it is a funny and personal memory I will cherish always. I never saw him perform his act live but I think I caught a recording of every show available, plus if I knew he was to be a guest on a show, I did whatever it took to see him. Who didn’t? He didn’t set the standard for comedians, he was in a class all by himself with a style unmatched yet deeply respected by all others in his field. His acting was outstanding as well, yes, and some of my favorite movies are “his” movies. The top 2 are Fisher King and The Birdcage. Both paired him with amazingly talented actors and in both cases he didn’t steal the show yet was phenomenal in his own right.
I get up each morning and think “Am I really getting up today to a world without Robin Williams?” I never thought that would happen, at least not so soon.
Yet my most profound thought regarding his death is this: If it is true that laughter keeps us healthy and may even help us live longer, then we all have had some time taken away from us on this earth.
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