Kath­leen Kali­nowski

American Art Collector - - Award Winner -

Kath­leen Kali­nowski is known for her light-filled Mid­west land­scape paint­ings with im­pres­sion­is­tic color and brush­work. Much of her work con­sists of plein air paint­ing—di­rectly from na­ture—a source of ref­er­ence for her larger stu­dio paint­ings. In the stu­dio, she re­lies on her plein air ex­pe­ri­ences for de­ci­sions on con­cepts, de­sign and color. “Paint­ing a land­scape, for me, starts with an emo­tional re­sponse to what I am ob­serv­ing first­hand in na­ture. Of­ten my first re­sponse is to the po­etic play of light that cre­ates con­trast or the va­ri­ety of in­ter­est­ing shapes that will spark the in­spi­ra­tion for a paint­ing,” says Kali­nowski.

A pro­lific painter, her fa­vorite sub­jects are close to home and in north­ern Michi­gan, in­clud­ing farms, or­chards, streams and the shore­lines of the Great Lakes. “As I paint, I en­ter into a mind­ful place, thought­fully con­sid­er­ing the color harmony, depth and bal­ance of the land­scape el­e­ments. I will then have a lively con­ver­sa­tion with im­pres­sion­is­tic brush­strokes or the cal­li­graphic marks and lay­ers of soft pas­tel. I use two medi­ums, oil and pas­tel, to add va­ri­ety and in­ter­est to my art ca­reer, each be­ing equal in im­por­tance to me. I choose to por­tray an in­ti­mate por­trait of a land­scape that is both en­gag­ing and invit­ing,” she says. Kali­nowski has been work­ing as a pro­fes­sional fine artist for close to 30 years.

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Win­ter Glow, pas­tel on sanded pa­per, 12 x 12"

End­less Jour­ney, oil on linen, 40 x 30"

Qui­etude, oil on linen, 18 x 24"

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