Artist Profile

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Vivian Svenda Kroner

Novato, CA

Painting is a wonderful escape for me particularly during this difficult time of separation and sadness. I find solace in the natural world around me including animals and birds. I appreciate how their lives go on with little regard for the worries of humans. Somehow I find this reassuring. I hope you enjoy my work.

My childhood home was decorated with oil paintings by my Danish grandfather. I remember being in awe of how he captured the lovely landscapes of the country and I secretly aspired to his talent. As I was growing up, I spent a lot of time sketching and using water colors. My had my first experience with oils in middle school and I loved the feel of them. I remember being seriously envious of a fellow student in high school who painted in oils but I was focused on academics. College, travel, work and family happened and I didn't pick up painting again until semi-retirement. I was fortunate to take a few of Chester Arnold's last classes. Along with his tutelage and that of Craig Coss and others plus the encouragement of my family, I have continued to explore my abilities. I have a deep love and respect for animals and the natural world and have lately been focusing my attention here. Having Marin MOCA virtually in my backyard is wonderful. I find the artists to be very generous with guidance and support.

My Artwork

Quail - Mom's Night Off

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Wolf & Pups

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Red Tail Hawk

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Coyote Comfort

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Bison - Mother's Comfort

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Bear & Cub

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Chesley

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Fox & Kit - Watchful Eye

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Red-Tailed Hawk - Above it All

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Murphy

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