Nicole White Kennedy - Coastal Feature
Nicole Kennedy is an award winning and highly recognized American Impressionist, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was recently awarded Signature Member American Impressionist Society based on her juried and award winning paintings with a focus on water. Her most popular art workshop is: “Walking on Water”.
“I am one of those people who cannot live too far inland. From growing up in coastal New England and New York to North Carolina and frequent trips to Italy, I have never been more than 2 hrs from the coast. Scenes with water never cease to inspire me. Calm reflections to crashing waves, figures in water or boats and buoys floating on it. Water is always captivating, constantly changing and always challenging to capture.”
Nicole Kennedy was honored in 2017 to receive Signature Member Status with the American Impressionist Society. In 2016 Nicole won “Outstanding Figurative” in exhibit WPSE and Award of Excellence in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters. In 2011, 2015, and 2016 Nicole was juried into American Impressionist Society’s exhibits winning the the Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence in 2011. Nicole was juried into Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibit 2013 - 2016. She was juried into the Women Painters of the Southeast four consecutive years. Sept 2011 Audubon Artists National exhibit at Salmagundi Club NYC Nicole won the Crimi Oil Award and with the same art organization the Jack Richeson Award of Excellence in the '09 exhibit.
Nicole is the featured artist in Wrightsville Beach Magazine, July 2017. Her paintings have been featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Southern Living, Our State Magazine.
Over the past few years Nicole has had the opportunity to continue her art education with many nationally acclaimed artists/instructors. Nicole studied at Parson's School of Design and School of Visual Arts in NYC working in advertising. In 2000, she established Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery in Raleigh.