Steven Kenny’s paintings are startling and beautiful, and utterly unique. He’s an internationally-known Surrealist, and an anchor of the St. Pete arts community.

His exquisite skill with oil paints may remind you of Old Masters, or Salvador Dalí. But the characters who look directly at you from his works are wholly original, set in worlds and costumes that blend the natural world with the very personal.

In this engaging conversation, Steven Kenny talks with Barbara St. Clair about the surreal images he coaxes from his subconscious, his use of found photographs and his training as an illustrator.

All images courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about Steven Kenny’s work at

Don’t miss your chance to see “Internal Landscapes: The Mysterious World of Steven Kenny,” a rare exhibit of 50 of his paintings at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art through April 15, 2018.

Steven Kenny will be teaching a workshop on March 27, titled “From Buyers to Collectors: Cultivating Relationships with Your Audience.” Find out more here.

Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.