Doris Colbert Kennedy was born in Washington, DC, has lived in Ghana, West Africa and currently resides in Charleston, which she describes as "magical and forever."
Her undergraduate and graduate work was done at Howard University where she later served as Artist-in-Residence. She was a grant recipient of the National Association of Ghanaian Artists.
Kennedy has taught at major universities and exhibits in galleries, museums and embassies in NY, DC and abroad. She has appeared on panels with theoretical physicists and shown at the American Center for Physics in Washington, DC. She has also shown in MOJA, Piccolo Spoleto, and with the Charleston Artist Guild.
Kennedy's oil paintings have gone from realism to abstractions. She terms her current images "intuitive Realism" as she paints what cannot be see: energies, God and the dynamics of quantum physics.