Kenneth Harris

Artist & Owner of JamArt Gallery

Kenneth was born and grew up in the Island nation of Jamaica where he took interest in Art at an early age in school. He has won numerous Art awards including Jamaica National Poster Competition for High Schools nationwide. He also started making picture frames while is school.

Although Kenneth’s parents could not afford to further finance his education, it did not deter him. He became a working Artist in his senior years in High School by marketing his own paintings in the local community. After graduating from High School he decided to make a career  out of what he learned in school while practicing the various techniques. Along with painting and making picture frames Kenneth took interest in pottery and worked at a ceramic production facility for a number of years. In 1988 he caught the eyes of world renown Potter Heidi Kippenberg after producing some very fine ceramic products. Heidi invited Kenneth to  join her in her country, what was West Germany at the time. There we produced ceramic products for exhibition and sales.

After returning to Jamaica, Kenneth continued to paint and market his Artworks. He exhibited multiple times at the local library as well as various banks and credit unions in his hometown of Port Antonio. During the summer breaks Kenneth volunteered to teach the younger kids the various techniques in paintings that he himself has developed over the years.

Kenneth worked for the cruise industry for a number of years, yet he never gave up on his Art. While on board the cruise ships he was painting commission art as well as producing note cards.

Kenneth migrated to Florida in 1997 and never gave up his passion for Art. Instead he continues to produce and market his Art. He has worked in the framing departments at Pearl Art & Craft store where he framed other Artists works including Sharon Hunt whose Artworks Kenneth is still framing.

Kenneth has been actively engaged in the community, promoting not only his Art but other local Artists. He has exhibited on many occasions including the annual Journey To Recovery-Art Heals fund-raising campaign which raise awareness of the Healing power of Art. He created and manage the P.O.W. (Pastel Oil Watercolor) Artists group which includes all mediums and photography and is actively engaged in various of community projects including the support of local charities.  He is the owner of JamArt Framing & Gallery located at 304 Live Oaks Blvd, Casselberry, Florida 32707. Business website: jamartgalleryandframing.com

Kenneth’s love for Art and commitment in raising Art Healing awareness in the community is the foremost focus in his life.

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