Artist, illustrator & author
Creating artwork to make the world a better place.
Something for you to cherish, to bring a smile each day
and to create your happy home
Joan Kennedy is an award-winning watercolour artist, illustrator and children’s author. She has created a unique range of high-quality prints, original artwork, kitchen and giftware items, selling both locally and internationally.
From a very early childhood Joan has always painted, sketched or spent her time creating. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she moved to the UK and now works from her stunning rural studio set in the Midlands of Staffordshire.
The inspiration behind many of her paintings and contemporary collections come from her love of animals. Whilst out walking her dog Lucy, she spends a lot of time alone, thinking, planning, observing the wildlife in the hedgerows, the meadow grasses or the local farm animals in the fields which surround her local area and can form the bases of many of her paintings.
She is mainly self-taught but has studied towards an Art and Design Degree Course at Buxton and Leek College which is part of Derby University.
The Artist’s Journey
Selected again as 1 of 12 business to go to Ningbo Expo China 2019 and awarded best exhibit award