Kathleen Kalinowski
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Kathleen Kalinowski, is known for her representational landscape paintings with impressionistic color and brushwork. Much of her work consists of plein air painting, directly from nature, a prelude to her larger studio paintings. She has been working as a professional fine artist for close to thirty years using oil and pastel as her mediums. She paints the landscapes of her native Michigan in all seasons and favorite places from her travels. Her home and studio is just north of Grand Rapids in a rural area close to farms, rolling hills, and plenty of rivers and streams. She often finds water as her inspiration including the shorelines of the Great Lakes, northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Kathleen is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Plein Air Artists of West Michigan and Grand Valley Artists. Her award winning work has been accepted into prestigious juried regional and national exhibitions and is in numerous private and corporate collections. “Painting is my passion! I paint to express myself and feel compelled to share my inspiration when I see something beautiful. The many years I have spent plein air painting has taught me to trust my artistic intuition when interpreting nature. My intent is to capture the sense of the place, the relationship of elements, and quality of light, atmosphere, and color harmonies to create a visual poetry that I seek to express in my work. My hope is that the viewer will be left with a feeling of pleasure and another understanding of how beautiful our world can be.”
Kathleen Kalinowski's Artwork