Michele J. Kenna, a transplanted Canadian, has lived in Massachusetts for over 30 years. Growing up in a family involved in art and theater, Michele pursued her own artistic aspirations by completing her degree in Fine Arts at the University of Toronto. Michele has continued to study with nationally known American artists who taught and mentored her in the pastel medium, her primary influences being Frank Federico, PSA 2012 Hall of Fame Honoree and internationally renowned painter, Wolf Kahn. Michele has also studied with distinguished American painters such as Charles Movalli, Ted Minchin, Barbara Moody, Masako Kamiya and many more. She is juried member in many art associations on the North Shore and has exhibited her work in numerous galleries in the Boston area and the North Shore.