Five minutes on the couch...
Style magazine sits down and has a chat with local emerging artist Kinah Mckinnon
What made you get into art?
I have always loved being creative and my Dad and siblings have always been quite talented with art, so it was something I picked up by watching them do it.
I found that I really enjoyed it and it was something that I was good at.
Is there a particular type of medium you prefer to work with?
My favourite medium would be soft pastels, but I also enjoy using acrylic paints, spray paints and coloured inks.
How long have you been selling your work for?
I have only recently started to sell artworks. I had a few requests for it by word of mouth so I thought I would try to pursue it further.
I still do art mainly for my own leisure and as gifts for family and friends.
Do you have a favourite work among your own artworks?
My favourite artworks to do are sketch portraits of famous people, as I love focussing on attention to detail. My favourite sketch is of Marlon Brando.
How have you experimented in your art? What were your most successful and most failed experiments?
I have recently started to experiment with spray paints and really enjoy playing around with all the colours.
I had one occasion where I accidentally had the can facing the wrong way and sprayed it on my face — I won't do that one again!
What or who gives you inspiration to be artistic?
It is just something I have always loved to do, and I find it very calming and relaxing.
Are your family and friends supportive of you as an artist?
My parents and family are very supportive and encouraging of me. My Dad loves to find me cool ideas to try out.
Where can the general public purchase your work, and/or contact you to request one done?
I have now made a Facebook page (facebook.com/ kinsartworks) and also have some pieces available for purchase at the Grand Central newsagency.
New artist Kinah Mckinnon shares how she came to be an artist and now sells her work
EMERGING ARTIST: Kinah Mckinnon has recently started selling her artwork after keeping it just a hobby for years.