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Kenneth Monaghan
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Artist Bio:
Native to Kansas City, Kansas I grew up with a passion for art. My style emphasizes on contrast via black and white drawings, along with some digital photography.

Artist Statement

For me, art is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life. It acts as the lens through which I view the world. I began drawing seriously in high school when I “accidentally” discovered my talent via a mandatory design fundamentals class. I blew the bricks off that class, and was thirsty for more. I continued on studying to the full extent that my school offered two dimensional art, advanced drawing, graphic design, digital photography, black and white photography and art history.

Over time I found my niche in realism depicting the natural world. Mostly because I have always been an outdoors enthusiast and avid hunter, so it was just logical that such a subject would yet cease to intrigue me. I love drawing an animal or scenery using black & white in painstaking detail. I am able to put a custom contrast on the subject and emphasize something that your average viewer may overlook in a photograph or color picture. For example the way fur runs and follows the contours of a wolf’s face like water down a fall maneuvering around and over rocks and other obstructions. It is these kinds of beauty that I attempt to portray in my work from the elegant flow of fur to the instinctual stare during contemplation of a next move. I try to depict the beauty of the subject, alongside the raw wild temperament.

I bring the outdoors in, so to speak. I offer a glimpse into what so many do not have the time to stop and enjoy.

Kenneth Monaghan
Nature, animals, reading, guitar and music, hunting, fishing. Anything outdoors
Joplin, Missouri

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Pencil artist "Bringing the outdoors in"