Posts tagged ‘yolande kenny’

May 18, 2012

Last Chance To See – Horseplay!

Our exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’ ends tomorrow.

‘Horseplay’ celebrates the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of these beautiful creatures.

Why not pop in before it’s too late and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture…

Yolande Kenny

Gena Ivanov

Ramzieh Baj

Sophie Howard

In the meantime to see more of their work, available to buy, visit:

April 14, 2012

Horseplay – Yolande Kenny

Yolande Kenny’s exquisite and characterful paintings and drawings are currently part of our ‘Horseplay’ exhibition. Why not pop in and have a look for yourself?

Yolandé Kenny graduated from Central St Martin’s, University of Arts London, with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art.  Her work is found in public and private collections around Europe.

“Horses are incredibly beautiful to paint.  They are both graceful and powerful, gentle yet strong.  Their coats gleam in the sunlight and manes float in the wind.  They move with effortless immense power, muscles, from legs to neck, rhythmically flex in unison.  As running machines, they are engineered to perfection.  Some of my oils simply try to capture these graceful characteristics of a horse.

Other paintings capture the moment of eye contact between the horse and me.  Horses seem to observe us in a curiously knowing and tender way.  The space between us is more than physical.  It’s a species divide too, yet for a moment it’s as though there’s a connection in thoughts, something that bonds the human and animal gaze, and something that breaks down established boundaries.  The many differences subside and there’s no hierarchy.  My paintings capture that connection, allowing us to rethink what it means to be human and part of the natural world where everything has an integral role and equal status.”

Yolandé uses muted tones and small detail and her intention is to seek an intimate and quiet, but intense, relationship with the viewer.  She paints on stretched canvas or linen, which is prepared by sizing and then applying several base coats of Gesso.  Each coat is gently sanded when dry to remove the rough qualities of the material, without taking away its natural weave.  Using Old Masters’ techniques, several layers of transparent oils are then applied, to embrace a surface illusion of undulating form and depth.

After growing up in Derby, and initially developing a successful career based around car design, Yolandé took the difficult step of changing career direction to follow a life-long desire to paint.  She now lives and works in Hertfordshire.  Besides art, her interests include photography, animal welfare and yoga.

Horse Portrait Commissions Available

Portraits of your horse available in Oil and Graphite in a variety of sizes.

Artist Yolande Kenny’s sensitive horse portraits perfectly capture the nature and character of these exquisite animals. Yolande takes commissions, so if you are interested in having your horse painted please ask at the desk and we will put you in touch.

To see more of Yolande’s work, available to buy, visit:

April 7, 2012

New Exhibition – Horseplay – On Now!

Our new  exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’ celebrates the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of these beautiful creatures.

31st March until the 19th May

Why not pop in and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture!

Yolande Kenny

Gena Ivanov

Ramzieh Baj

Sophie Howard

Watch this space as there are more individual biographical blogs to follow on our fantastic ‘Horseplay’ artists!

In the meantime to see more of their work, available to buy, visit:

April 3, 2012

‘Horseplay’ Preview – You are invited!

You are invited to join us and the exhibiting Artists for a glass of wine for the Preview of our new exhibition ‘Horseplay’ this

Saturday 7th April 2-4 pm.

Whether or not you are a horse lover this exhibition is not to be missed!

March 24, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition – Horseplay

Horseplay Equine Grace

This spring we look at the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of the equine form, celebrating these beautiful creatures with an exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’. Running from the 31st March until the 19th May we do hope you get a chance to pop in and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture.

Yolande Kenny – Paintings and Drawings

Gena Ivanov – Watercolour Paintings

Ramzieh Baj – Paintings and Prints

Sophie Howard – Sculpture

Watch this space as there are more blogs to follow on our fantastic ‘Horseplay’ artists!

July 13, 2011

Yolande Kenny

Yolande Kenny is a painter showing in our Summer Exhibition. Although her speciality is horses, she paints a variety of animals and can even do commissions of your own animals.

Yolande Kenny recently graduated from Central St Martins with a BA (Hons) Fine Art. She lives and works from her base in Hertfordshire and completes work for galleries and on a commission basis.

“In the worlds I create with paint or photography, all living things are given equal status.

Throughout history, people have classified, categorized and organized nature, studying and documenting it according to its own codes of survival. Nature has been defined from our human stance and we have separated ourselves from it, yet (from our own definition of it), we have evolved from it. How we fit into the natural world is my departure point.”

“My work has muted tones and small detail. It is intended to seek an intimate and quiet, but intense, relationship with the viewer. I paint on stretched linen, using a ground Gesso base and then apply layers of transparent oils to embrace a surface illusion of undulating form and depth.”

Yolande’s sensitive portraits of horses show their true natures, often using views that only someone standing close to these beautiful creatures can see.



June 28, 2011

Private View Photos!

Morning Bloggers, here at i2Art gallery on Saturday we had our private view for our exciting new Summer Exhibition. The weather graced us with the perfect day for it; the Pimm’s was going down well! In case anybody missed it, we took some photos for you!

Here is a picture of Gilly Marklew and friend; Gilly is a watercolour artist that is featured in the Summer Exhibition, and also teaches Watercolour Painting and Drawing to adult learners in the Cambridge area.

Annie Hall, talented local portrait artist, with Graz, who is part of the team here at i2Art! Annie also does commission work, which are ideal gifts!

Artist Judy Logan looking wonderfully vibrant by her painting, ‘You are always on my mind’ (above). Judy is a painter and printmaker based in Cambridge. She is part of the Cambridge Artworks Group who are featuring in the Cambridge open studios this weekend.

Lovely Sarah, head of the i2Art team, with Judy next to one of Judy’s innovative aquatint prints, ‘Perfect Landing’.

Althea Braithwaite is a former children’s book writer and publisher, who in 2003 acquired a kiln, which led from hobby to obsession as she produces her beautiful vibrant coloured glass works. Here she is with two of her works, ‘Desert Sand’ (left) and ‘Fen Sunset’ (right).

Annie with two of her larger portraits in charcoal, ‘Self Portrait’ (left) and ‘Portrait’ (right), and another Judy Logan crow print, an etching entitled ‘Speed Crow’.

Local art enthusiasts, Alison’s Mum Sonya (right) and good friend Hazel (Left) standing with Alison from the i2Art team.

One of Colin Chetwood’s delicate flower lamps, ‘Baby Bedside Cream Light’ we have here in the i2Art Gallery Summer Exhibition.

Unfortunately Loukas Morely could not make the Private View, but that did not stop us from admiring his beautiful paintings and prints, ‘Gesture (pair)’ (above), and three of his ‘Basket’ prints in Yellow, Cyan and Magenta.

Some more of Loukas’ work including ‘Gesture I’ (right) and ‘Gesture with White’ (left).

Another picture of Althea with fellow glass artist Helen Curtis. Helen is a former analytical chemist, and she has a scientific rather than artistic approach to her work; her scientific influences are clear in her stunning fused glass pieces.

Our Summer Exhibition window display here at the i2Art Gallery, including work by Colin Chetwood (lamp), Katie Lynn (Fused glass flowers in window), Helen Curtis (Fused glass turquoise dish), Sophie Howard (Human form sculptures) and Sue Law, with her Purple Party Shoes, a piece that offers an interesting point of view when looking at sense of space.

The display in another room in our historic building, showing Marc Greco’s lovely bird prints, alongside some of Judy Logan’s smaller pieces, and glass work by Althea Braithwaite, Helen Curtis and Katie Lynn.

That’s it from us at i2Art Gallery, but watch this space for more exciting news about our ‘Summer Exhibition’ and further information on the artists exhibiting.

June 14, 2011

Last two weeks of LandMarks, Summer Exhibition coming soon!

Hi Bloggers! Unfortunately we have the last two weeks of our LandMarks exhibition, but that does mean it is nearly time for our next exhibition, the Summer Exhibition!

Summer Private View Invitation

i2 Art presents a collection of diverse artwork from selected artists both familiar and new to the gallery.


We have a new range of pieces by two of our most popular artists; Colin Chetwood’s gorgeous flower lamps and Sophie Howard’s waxed terracotta
figures.  Come and see our delightful summer range of paintings, prints, portraits, photography, sculpture and glass to suit all tastes and at reasonable prices.  Find the perfect piece for your home, a gift for a friend or wedding present, or simply come in and browse!


Please come along to the Private View on Saturday 25 June 2-4pm when you can meet the artists and enjoy the beautiful gallery space with a glass of Pimm’s and lemonade.

Althea Braithwaite – Cambridge

Colin Chetwood – Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Helen Curtis – Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Mark Greco – Lewes, East Sussex

Annie Hall – Colchester

Melanie Henderson – Bedford

Sophie Howard – Bristol

Yolande Kenny – Ickleford, Hertfordshire

Sue Law – Fowlmere, Hertfordshire

Judy Logan – Cambridge

Katie Lynn – Cambridge

Gilly Marklew – Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Noel Myles – Sudbury, Suffolk