I started becoming seriously interested in Art in high school. I took Summer Art Experience courses in figure and still life drawing at the Academy of Art College (Now called the Academy of Art University) the summer between my Junior and Senior years. I was awarded the Bank of America Achievement Award in Painting, then I attended San Francisco State University and received a BA in Painting. I was in the Honors Studio Painting program. I studied painting under Robert Bechtle, Paul Prachenko, Cherie Racciti, Whitney Chadwick, and Barbara Foster. I have also taken courses in Scientific Illustration, Fashion Illustration, Printmaking, Photography, Sign Painting, and continued my studies in Fine Art Painting.
I’m a 3rd generation San Franciscan. My Dad, Donald Kendall, worked as a candy buyer and associate manager for F. W. Woolworth co. in San Francisco for 46 years, and my Mom, Frances Kendall, was a full-time homemaker and part time (at various times) school teachers aid, retail sales clerk, and travel agent. Mom is a descendant of the American Pilgrim William Brewster, a fact that is of interest to me in that it means that I am related to deaf American colonial artist, John Brewster, whose work I am influenced by.
I have recently shown paintings in the City Arts Gallery, 4×5 Gallery and the de Young Museum.
I am married to Matt Osborne, owner of Glass Key Photo in the Lower Haight district, and we live two blocks from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.