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Maura Kenny




38 Maura Kenny, Voice of the Village/ Portrait of Joe McGill, watercolor, 28″x24″

Maura H. Kenny, painter and art educator has lived and practiced most of her career while living in Pawleys Island, SC. Her paintings over the last ten years have been almost exclusively done in watercolor and mixed media but she has been investigating the concept of ‘place’ throughout her painting career. Memories of a New England childhood where the four seasons were distinct and perceptible and where her large family lived have undoubtedly contributed to the sensibilities that connect her to this recurring motif. The low country of South Carolina, her home now for forty years has been highlighted often in her repertoire of realistic paintings and it continues to inspire, excite and challenge her to continue investigating this theme.

Maura retired from the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University in 2018 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus where she taught Painting, Drawing and Art Education Courses for over 30 years. She earned a BS in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University and an MFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Maura’s paintings have been juried into many regional, national and international exhibitions winning awards at all of these levels.



Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.