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kkessler833
Radford Virginia

Bio: I am an award-winning professional artist and former Asst. Prof. of Art at Radford University. My paintings have been seen throughout the United States in national, international, and group shows. I have won numerous awards, including awards from Dorothy Gillespie, May Stevens, Frank Webb, and Daniel Greene. My best-selling print, "Reaching Out", was selected from over three million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project and I appeared with my artwork on The Hour of Joy on FoxTV out of Roanoke on March 10th 2013. I live to paint and it is important to me to find homes for all of my creations. I have originals and prints in twenty-six states, Canada, Germany, Russia, England, Switzerland and Australia. I want to cover the world with my art! http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-site-verification-using-meta-tag/ .

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  1. You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

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  2. Kendall thank you for following us and WOW!! what beautiful work! Proof positive that God is real and oh so good. ๐Ÿ™‚ We pray that you found something uplifting on our site. We will keep you in prayer that God will continue to prosper you and bless your talent to bring Him glory.

    Blessings and Love in Christ Jesus,
    Rebecca (and Ma Chris too!)

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  3. Kendall, How nice of you to “like” my piece about the Churchill book & movie on my excuseusforliving.com. I am learning about your art more & more & your marvelous accomplishments on canvas. Phil

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    • You are welcome Phil! Churchill was such an interesting character! Thanks for checking out my art. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. I really do live to paint! Kendall

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  4. Thank you for the recent follow. You seem like an interesting woman and your paintings are out of site. Let me know if you are ever in Seattle. I go regularly to the art museums here and you are welcome to join me!

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  5. I know little of art but I do like that work above.
    My own beloved Spouse is an artistโ€”wide ranging but best at natureโ€”and sometimes, just sometimes, I’d sooner live with a wet dog. (I’ve learned to leave her alone when busy … but when finished she’s always purring.
    Artist? You have my respect, and sympathies … ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Dear Kendall -love your work, thanks very much for stopping by my blog, funny to think I have just been to the US and spent a lot of time in art galleries – I feel you never know what you will find! Thanks for your follow, when I have more time I look forward to delving more into your site and getting to know your art better than I could by just having a quick look now. All the best Poli

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    • I do schedule studio visits if you are ever interested. I know what you mean about the computer image. I work hard to get it right and I order greeting cards to check on the colors. So far, so good!

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      • ๐Ÿ™‚ paintings just don’t come across the same as when they are “in the flesh” – interesting that – there is obviously so much more to them than just the image ๐Ÿ™‚ – if I am ever in the ever again I will contact you ahead of time

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  7. Hello!! You have no idea how seeing such a great artist like you following my blog made me feel!! I was a little down and wondering about if I should go on with my blog. Today I checked your paintings and read your bio and it made my day. Because of you, I decided to keep going. I wrote a post yesterday about the Wiener Werkaestatte and the birth of design and the roots of branding and it took me 8 hours straight without stopping. It was the hardest post I ever wrote and I know people are not so interested by that subject. It is not a very accessible topic. But you know what? I don’t care because I learned so much doing it and now I know that there are people like you who might be interested in it!!! You have a God given gift and God knows you worked hard to be better at it so much. Thank you for being who you are and for helping me keeping on writing posts for Loud Alien Noize!!!! I alos manage a singer/songwriter called Chris Barry from the 222s, then 39 Steps (he played in a Woody Allen Movie called ”Hanna and her Sisters” with this band, a scene filmed in a punk bar) and then Pillbox and now he is writing and acting. I am going to keep on doing that too because you gave me faith in what I do, in Chris and no matter what happens, it will be worth to never let go of my dreams. My dream is that one day IO will be able to earn a living doing what I love. Writing and helping musicians. Peace Out from Montreal, Quebec. HUGZZ!!!!! (sorry if that was too much but I so MEAN IT!)

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  8. Hello!! You have no idea how seeing such a great artist like you following my blog made me feel!! I was a little down and wondering about if I should go on with my blog. Today I checked your paintings and read your bio and it made my day. Because of you, I decided to keep going. I wrote a post yesterday about the Wiener Werkaestatte and the birth of design and the roots of branding and it took me 8 hours straight without stopping. It was the hardest post I ever wrote and I know people are not so interested by that subject. It is not a very accessible topic. But you know what? I donโ€™t care because I learned so much doing it and now I know that there are people like you who might be interested in it!!! You have a God given gift and God knows you worked hard to be better at it so much. Thank you for being who you are and for helping me keeping on writing posts for Loud Alien Noize!!!! I also manage a singer/songwriter/musician called Chris Barry from the 222s, then 39 Steps (he played in a Woody Allen Movie called โ€Hanna and her Sistersโ€ with this band, a scene filmed in a punk bar) and then Pillbox and now he is writing and acting. I am going to keep on doing that too because you gave me faith in what I do, in Chris and no matter what happens, it will be worth to never let go of my dreams. My dream is that one day I will be able to earn a living doing what I love. Writing and helping musicians. Peace Out from Montreal, Quebec. HUGZZ!!!!! (sorry if that was too much but I so MEAN IT!)

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    • Hi Tobe! Thank you for the great compliment on my work and I am glad I have inspired you to continue with your blog! Sounds like you are very busy and I am glad you won’t let go of your dreams! A big hug back at you and have a great evening!

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  9. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music featured and perhaps make some discoveries. I usually post once a week and your comments are welcomed. Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom

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      • I loved your works and it is nice to know that your works are recognized around the world! You deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I wanted to thank each follower of mine for following my blog, as there must be a part of my creation, that they like, to follow me:)

        I just needed a small favor from your end, to help me win a literary contest, by voting for me online. You like my work and its time now, to show your love!

        The voting will begin on Friday.

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  10. You have some beautiful work and have an ambitious goal. Sounds like you are well on your way. You have some beautiful paintings. I especially love your tiger picture. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed yourself and come back often and join in the conversations.

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