Kathleen Kalinowski

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Kathleen Kalinowski


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 over twenty-six 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, 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, including all nine Grand Rapids Artprize events, and is in numerous private and corporate collections. In 2015 and 2017, Kathleen was chosen to participate in the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Preserved! a partnership with thirteen local artists to produce art on Land Conservancy protected areas. The art was shown in two separate exhibits and a documentary about the program was shot while she was plein air painting. View her complete bio and resume on her website. 

Currently, three galleries represent Kathleen’s oil and pastel work. Her inventory of available works may be viewed on her website.

Garden - pastel
Haybales - pastel
Lake Michigan Waves - pastel
Sunrise on Michigan Lake
Trillium Woods
Sleeping Bear Dunes Path
Moon Rise