Lillian Kennedy has drawn and painted the landscape since she was a child, and she won her first first-prize for a landscape piece at the age of eight.
She explored Europe and the U.S. and earned a college degree before establishing a thriving community based studio in Burlington, Vermont in the 1970s. Teaching Art for Creative Growth at Burlington College and other institutions gave her an outlet for her explorations into the relationship between Art, Psychology, and Spirituality. While teaching in a broad range of media and styles, her love of the landscape continued and she was often out painting at sunrise and even by moonlight.
Trading mountains for skyscrapers, Lillian moved to NYC where she received a Master's Degree in Painting from Parsons School of Design and established her mural and corporate art business. Her work from this period can be seen in many hotels, business, and public spaces such as the Bronx Zoo, Sunset Park Courthouse, St. James Cathedral, and the Tavern on the Green. Prospect Park was her haunt and her work was large and expressionistic. She taught Advanced Light, Color, and Design at Pratt Institute of Art.
In 1990, Kennedy moved to Boulder, Colorado with her husband and daughter. She travels internationally to paint and also works extensively in the Rocky Mountains and on Boulder Creek. Kennedy's work has been exhibited internationally and she has had numerous one-person shows throughout the U.S. from the east to the west coasts. Her work is in hundreds of corporate and private collections throughout the world, but what matters most to her is that she continues to hone closer to her vision of nature which she sees with rhythm and luminosity.