Kendra Ferreira

My work is mainly 2D and in contemporary colored pencil using ordinary subjects and compositions and to portray them in an extraordinary way.  Colored pencils permit me to combine the expressiveness of painting with the control of drawing.  I use color, line, value, shape, and light to portray emotion, luminescence and rhythms in my work and my intent is that each element is reflected in one another and develops simultaneously, deepening a relationship to one another.  My drawings are both bold and delicate, transparent and sturdy.  Recently I have begun to work in a three dimensional manner, creating handmade books and repurposed book sculpture, incorporating colored pencil and water media into my work.  My subjects are from my travels and scenes and still life in Rhode Island, sometimes incorporating elements of both.