About Jeff Kennedy

Plein air painting in Bristol Bay Alaska - Image courtesy of Bob White


Plein air painting in Bristol Bay Alaska - Image courtesy of Bob White

As an infant, Jeff Kennedy crawled away from his family's camp-site, fell into a trout stream and became hopelessly lost.

 He was adopted by a pair of brook trout who were on the gravel looking to expand their brood. As a young fry he was taught the way of the river, how to forage for food and avoid predators. He was a happy trout sipping dry flies from the surface and gobbling down helplessly drifting nymphs and larvae.

 He learned first hand the beauty of abundant colors and shapes nature has to offer.

 Like other trout before him, he fell for the angler’s imitation and was pulled to shore. There, his fins transformed into arms and legs and he learned to walk upright.

Over time, Jeff married and is raising two young fry of his own. When he is not out teaching other young trout the ways of the drifting fly, he is in the studio painting and drawing.

 Many of his watercolors are held by private collectors. Although he still has a day job, his ultimate goal is to paint everyday when he retires.

 Jeff claims that he still has his adipose fin.

Publications
Fly Fusion Magazine Spring 2015
Wildlife In North Carolina Nov.-Dec. 2015
Fly Rod and Reel Autumn 2014
Fly Fusion Magazine Winter 2014
Fly Fusion Magazine Spring 2013
McHenry County Magazine June 2013
Fly Fusion Magazine Spring 2012
Fly Fusion Magazine Summer 2011
Fly Fusion Magazine Summer 2010
Northwest Herald Feb 22, 2010
Fly Fusion Magazine Winter 2010
American Angler Jan/Feb 2009
Fly Fusion Magazine Summer 2008
Sportski Ribolov Summer 2008
American Angler Sept/Oct 2008
Ducks Unlimited Nov/Dec 2008

Awards
Best in Show 2011 Art On the Fox Show
2nd Place 2012 Art On The Fox Show