A few miles off the highway, a million miles from ordinary. For some, collecting art is about making an investment. For others, it’s about the need to fill an empty spot on the wall with the appropriate subject matter, size, and color palette.

But the art you’re drawn to is about more than that. It’s about Lake Tahoe, and surrounding areas, and a way of life you revere, even if you can’t live it every day.

Although you may live in the Bay Area, or somewhere else far from the wide-open spaces and landscapes of Lake Tahoe, you have a deep appreciation for the mountain lifestyle, and all the serenity this extraordinary place represents. Freedom, adventure, breathtaking beauty. Skiing, boating, hiking, biking.

Maybe it’s a refresh of photos that have been hanging on your walls for quite some time, maybe it’s taking a memory of Tahoe back home, or maybe you simply want to own a piece of art that expresses the romance, spirit, and grandeur of this enchanting place, and the nature that inhabits it.

I’m photographer/writer Michael Kennedy. My photographs and stories capture a way of life that’s a few miles off the highway, but a million miles from ordinary. My work has been featured regularly in Palisades Press (formerly Squaw Valley Times), and Sierra Sun. Featured articles have been published in Tahoe Quarterly Magazine as well: "As The Old Crow Flies" and "A Life Of Lofty Achievement", about local heroes Colonel “Bud” Anderson and Stephen Wampler.  

My preferred subjects are the landscapes and lifestyles of interesting places and people of Lake Tahoe. You can read my blog posts on this website and learn more about my philosophy and approach to the work I do.

You can also read about some of the awards I’ve received for my work under the "PRESS" tab above, and what people are saying about my work under the "TESTIMONIALS" tab. I invite you to view more photos under the "PORTFOLIO" tab, and don't hesitate to make a purchase for you or someone you care about. At Blue Wolf Gallery we don't sell picture, we sell memories. 


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Send me a note if you’d like me to place any order for you today. You’ll love the quality of the work and the memories it represents.

Born in Grosse Pointe, MI, I’ve lived most of my childhood between Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Cat Island in the out-island Bahamas. I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University. I’m the proud father of two children, and happily married to Nicola Jane Kennedy.

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A Life of Lofty Achievement

In this Summer 2021 issue of Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, read about Stephen Wampler's incredible ascent of El Capitan with cerebral palsy and how he exemplifies his positive spirit and inspirational message, passing it on through his outdoor camp.

As the old crow flies

In this Summer 2020 issue of Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, read about local war hero, Triple Ace Fighter Pilot, & Living Legend, Colonel "Bud" Anderson.

Like many boys his age, a young Bud Anderson would run through his yard with a toy airplane held high over his head, dreaming of flying around the clouds with his own set of wings one day...

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