Art

Kenn Orphan’s art focuses on the power of color and symbolism in relation to natural landscapes, dreamscapes and ancient spiritual texts.

Many of Orphan’s works, such as “Testament”, reflect a celebration of the symbolism and calligraphy of spiritual writings found in Islamic Arabesque and Sanskrit.  His landscapes explore the evocative role of color in relation to form and substance.  And he has spent considerable time painting the world of dreams and their marriage to the natural world as represented by works like “flight of Ideas” and “Wander.”

Orphan has exhibited his art and photography in many local shows such as ArtWalk San Diego and Art with a Heart and has works on display in San Diego and across the United States and Europe.

 

 

Just Before DawnJust Before Dawn

Fire_FieldsFire Fields

French VillageFrench Village

554915_364379820266763_1284754661_nUneven Reflections

162792_167598046611609_8375205_nThe Trail

Stormy Night Off Tancook IslandStormy Night Off Tancook Island

WanderWander

Winter TreesWinter Trees

Rue_de_Petit_ChamplainPetit Rue

Cherry BlossomsCherry Blossoms

Red_HouseRed House

OrchidOrchid

L'AutomneL’Automne

BlossomsBlossoms

Window to HopeWindow to Hope

541457_641349992569743_1173484800_nOpen Meadow, Open Skies

TestamentTestament

Flight_of_IdeasFlight of Ideas

Mahone_BayMahone Bay

ConversationConversation

At SevenAt Seven (self-portrait)

374884_312186395486106_425198864_nSummer in Brittany

Picture_039Picture 039

Ocean ViewOcean View

Cathedral at NightCathedral at Night

31202_119208244783923_2431525_nTwilight

31202_119208254783922_2332227_nCity of Light

31202_119208251450589_3350660_nOrbit

IMG_7169Sanseriah

2 thoughts on “Art

  1. I enjoyed viewing your art. Are you familiar with Walter i. Anderson’s artwork? He painted the sea / landscapes of my youth on the Mississippi Gulf Coast / islands. I don’t know much about modern art but your styles seem somewhat similar. Thanx for your work. There is a dark starkness to your writing and art that I feel deep within. Maybe the attraction for me is the contrast of shadow and color you and Anderson have evolved. Whatever, I am struck.

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