Photographer Norm Kenneally was raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts. A cartoonist in high school publications, he was later bitten by the photography bug while on spring break in Fort Lauderdale. He added the camera to his spare time tool kit. He carried his ink pen and camera through seven years of Navy service aboard ships circumventing the globe, and during an equally active thirty-year career with a mid-town New York City company.
Retirement to Carefree, Arizona in 1994 afforded Norm the time to start a meeting planning business which he limited to one large annual power engineering meeting in North America, leaving time for him to participate in seasonal art shows in New England and in Carefree and Scottsdale. Raleigh’s Marriott City Center was his last annual meeting destination in 2012.
Since permanent Morehead residency in 2013 Norm has been a member of the Art Council of Carteret County, the Carolina Artist Gallery recently moved to Arendell at 9th, and Mattie King Gallery in Beaufort. Past memberships have included: the Sonoran Art League in Carefree and Scottsdale; the Cape Cod Artisans Guild: Viewfinders Camera Club and the Creative Arts Center, both in Chatham on Cape Cod.
Marine scenes are a favorite of Norm’s – working boats at the top of his list. Unique sports photos and ‘character’ captures are a close second, though his cartoonist sense of humor finds its way into his offerings. His website, www.normsgallery.com shows well over one hundred of his images.