Kerensa Haynes was born in England in 1971. She spent her youth in The Grand Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico before emigrating to Canada. Now she she resides on the west coast of British Columbia.
Kerensa studied Visual Art at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1995. She moved west to Vancouver (1996), Studied Game Art & Design(2007) at The Art Institute before deciding to pursue oil painting full-time.
“I use my imagination to bring a painting to life, trying to capture the essence of what I am feeling. Subject matter is not the most pivotal idea in my art; it is the way the painting is expressed. I will think about a subject for a while before I begin to paint it. It’s about different layers representing different states of mind. Time and memories form within the canvas until the body of work is feels completed.” Kerensa Haynes