Kendal Schmidt is an artist, poet, and a teacher of 27 years. She currently lives in the Riverside community and has been in Jacksonville for 20 years. She is originally from Macon, GA. She has been sketching and painting since her years at UGA, where she earned a degree in Psychology and Philosophy. She later added Montessori Education to her academic studies. She is best known for her abstract portraits and landscapes. Her recent works have been about her midlife celebration. She is also a Middle School teacher at The Foundation Academy. She incorporates art in her Geometry, Gardening, Project Base Learning, and Poetry classes.