Episode 24 – Artist, Educator and Designer Kendra Gadzala

Kendra Gadzala is an artist, educator and designer. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and worked as an interactive designer for 20 years. She now lives in Toronto, where she teaches art and design at Centennial College.

Kendra’s art has been exhibited internationally and is in several private collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. As a painter, she is drawn to elements that constantly change, such as the sky, reflections on water, and light and shadow. Her process starts with a quick sketch or a series of photographs, capturing the scene at a specific time. These images are then taken back to the studio and further refined. Her work is based on observation but the compositions are often simplified to reveal the core elements of the scene.