Kenderson Noray has loved to draw since an early age. Growing up in the subdued hills of Paramin, Kenderson was heavily influenced by the laid back nature of the people and the vibrant colours of his environment. At eighteen he entered a few village competitions, in which he won all, one of which was judged by Lisa O’Connor and Cynthia Ellis who recommended him to an artist in Arima named Sheila Edwards.
Sheila tutored Kenderson for three years in advanced painting and drawing courses. Edwards further recommended that Noray pursue his love for art at the University of the West Indies. Below is his statement for his collection of oils for 2016 -
“This recent body of work is a melting pot of different ideas and techniques I would have picked up along the way through my ongoing journey as a practicing artist - whether it be cubism, abstract expressionism, Impressionism, and so forth. They all play an integral part in my work in some shape or form. For the most part the work has taken on a more naturalistic outcome with the presence of lush landscapes, mainly from my home town of Paramin, and blue seascapes from Mayaro and Maracas with the human form weaving it's way throughout the series, depicting everyday life. These are executed with the intent to break the subject matter down as a whole, as simple as I can get it and still have it be honest and at the same time interesting to look at.”