Hi. I am Kyra Kendall. I am an artist painting in Toronto.
Did you know I hate bios? I just don't know what to say. I love to paint. I love to show people their beauty in making custom pieces. I even find painting pets fun. so I do it. I don't think that makes me cool. But I try and live life by just doing what I love. If you are reading this bio thinking about buying one of my paintings. DO IT. I won't let you down. But don't take my word for it, read some of my reviews.
So I hate 'about's' because I really don't like talking about myself too much. You guys ask a lot so I will give you answers here to save you time!
1. Yes, I went to art school. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in visual studies. I found it a truly formative experience in finding my painting style (and even deciding that I liked painting). However, a lot of my watercolour skill comes from classes I would take at a community centre when I was 12. Just playing with the paint and the brushes there got me familiar with how watercolour behaves.
2. Yes, I have gone through periods where I didn't paint or even hated the idea of painting. I know the feeling if you are going through that now. I will give you the advice my dentist gave me (me and my dentist are kinda friends, but it was still weird getting amazing advice while laying in that awful chair with someone's hands in my mouth) and the advice was: just begin. Just go today and buy the smallest sketchbook you can commit to and start doing a little painting in it every day.
Its great advice! do it.
3. If you are curious about my supplies I love qor watercolours and Golden acrylic paints. But honestly none of my supplies matter. What matters is just using what you have and practicing regularly.
this is my face.
this is also my face.