Gillian Kennedy Wright / Artist
Life experience has influenced my versatile designs which include Jamaican, Caribbean, afro centric, multicultural and black themed art. You will find a variety of pieces to jumpstart your taste buds for creativity. Contemporary faces – kid, flora, fauna, and shapes – all handmade [one-of-a-kind art] is portrayed in my love for bold, simple expressive lines and color.
These one-of-a-kind art pieces are sure to give life to any wall. My designs continue to be exhibited and live all over the world, Spain, Jamaica, Canada and the United States. Yes, life has a fun way of taking you on a delightful circuitous route to explore your life’s passion.
As a graphic designer for a T-shirt company I would sit at the end of my day and draw stick figures, funny enough I would toss my sketches in the garbage. One year later I decided to move on to another job. My last day met me with surprise as a coworker presented me with a stack of my discarded sketch sheets and said, “one day these people are going to be AWESOME!” To this day I still have those designs pasted with yellowing rubber cement in a black sketch book in my studio.
Fast forward… almost 30 years since Dafty Duds, Faces and my other one of kind designs have finally come to life! I enjoy playing/designing with bold lines and colors. I love the process of hunting through thrift shops for vintage jewelry and buttons. These become the essentials of what you see here at Kennedy Wright Designs. But most of all I love to share my Jamaican and Caribbean heritage though the names and short bios of my work.