Continuing Education in Art&Design
Kenneth Donfield commenced teaching at the NCAD in 1985 after graduation aged 22 yrs. His specialism in teaching is Portrait Painting and life drawing and painting. His teaching methods are the classical and atelier techniques of drawing and painting. Kenneth has painted many official portraits for the state including an ex Taoiseach, Dr. Michael Smurfit, Dr. Anthony O'Reilly and Professor Noel Claffey of TCD.
Kenneth was awarded the RDS Taylor Scholarship for Painting in 1982, aged 19 yrs. This took him to Florence to study under the renowned portrait painter Professor Pietro Annigoni. Kenneth was also awarded a post graduate scholarship to study Painting at the Art students league of New York 1984-1985.
Kenneth first exhibited in the RHA in 1985 and several other years to date. He has also exhibited in the RUA since 1993, in 1997 he was awarded the RUA Portrait painting prize at the annual exhibition.