Kendra Binney was raised in a small mountain town with no shoe stores. Most of her time was spent barefoot, treading through the minuscule world of spiders, snakes and all things hiding in the grass. She transfers this closeness with the small and obscure into her paintings. Through layers of color and texture, she illustrates a world of magical landscapes filled with lush flora and whimsical characters. Seen through pastel washes and shiny candy coatings of resins, her works evoke both nostalgia and longing. They are at once gentle and mysterious, curious and familiar. Though her paintings have been exhibited, sold, and published around the world, Kendra herself spends most days in a small studio in Portland, OR. There she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.