- Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media
- Owner, Brazos Watercolor Retreats
- Original art and prints for sale
Bryan-College Station has been my home since I arrived from Watertown, NY in 1975 to earn my Ph.D. in Oceanography. It was here I graduated, met and married my love. I taught First Year Chemistry at Texas A&M University for 30 years & ran the Chemistry Open House for 13 years. Teaching was my passion; I earned many awards including the prestigious Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence. I still tutor students in first year chemistry. I started watercolor as a complete novice in 2013 just before retiring, taking local classes with Hailey Herrera, Chris Wilson, Robyn Glass and Monica Pate. In 2019, Monica, Robyn and I started “Brazos Watercolor Retreats” in my art studio, but they moved on to other endeavors and now I continue to have monthly classes and give private lessons. I have been on the board of the Visual Art Society of Bryan-College Station for several years: 2016–2023 as treasurer, and president/technology chair for 2023-2024. I also manage our Aggieland Art Trail project.
- Fun facts:
- My undergraduate and master’s degrees in Chemistry were from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- I was a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer in 1972-3.
- I travelled through the US, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala in a Volkswagen bus in 1975.
- During graduate school, I played on the first TAMU women’s rugby team and was an assistant cook in a gourmet restaurant.
- I am the namesake for the Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt Endowed Lectureship for First Year Chemistry
- You can find all my chemistry notes and help pages HERE, and take a look at this VIDEO explaining how I used the virtual world of Second Life to teach chemistry! That was fun!
- Lastly, I am a retired herbalist and sell my herbal skin cream “Dr. Wendy’s Wrinkle Warrior” at Village Foods and online.
Examples of my art: