John Kinsella is known for his detailed landscape paintings that capture the unique natural formations of the Ontario region. Born in Hamilton, ON, Kinsella finds inspiration in the careful study of the southern Ontario region and the more northern Ontario landscape of the Canadian Shield where he spends his time during the warmer seasons of the year. Inspired by the work of The Group of Seven and artists of the Impressionist movement, Kinsella employs a modified Pointillism technique to form his characteristic style. As Kinsella comments:
“My paintings and poems are a personal meditation on the beauty and restorative power found in the natural settings of my home province, Ontario. In these fragile times of the climate emergency, studying the landscape has given me a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all of nature and a respect for all the elements that make it work. I witness the changes in the environment, both subtle and dynamic, from season to season throughout the course of the year. I try to convey the energy of these changes in my paintings.”
Kinsella’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in Algonquin Park, Hamilton, Dundas, Grimsby, Owen Sound, Toronto and Barcelona, Spain. He was a founding member of the painting group, The Contemporaries, which exhibited extensively during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Kinsella’s work may be found in many private collections across Canada and internationally in the United States and Europe. John Kinsella currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.