Kena and Lawrence Cormier
Lawrence was born in 1948 and resided in Regina, Saskatchewan until 1988. A lifestyle change prompted a move to the Okanagan Valley in beautiful BC, where he met & married his wife, Kena. In 1996 they settled in her home town of Penticton, which is when his interest in art deepened and his adventures with sculpting began.
Kena was born in Penticton in 1952. After school, she moved to Vancouver & worked for a couple of years before moving to Kelowna, where she raised her family. Attending OUC, she studied in the Fine Arts program and taught evening and weekend courses at the college.
Lawrence Cormier – creative process is driven by the transformation of steel, a cold and rigid material, into a lively, animated figure, which communicates to all a joy of life. My desire is fulfilled with the acknowledgment of my accomplishment observed in the expression of the viewer when interacting with my art.‚Äù
Kena prefers to create on a 2 dimensional plane, introducing colour to her artwork. Using a mig welder, plasma cutter & grinder with rod, flat & sheet she focuses her attention on her colourful, fun & whimsical wallart. A recent addition to her art, are her 3 dimensional rodart hangings.