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-five 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 and is in numerous private and corporate collections. Highlights for 2015 include acceptance into the Oil Painters of America Salon Show, the “Sand, Sea and Sky” exhibit in Charleston, S.C., 1st place in the Sundowner paint out with the Glen Arbor Plein Air Event and a one-person show at the VanSingel Fine Arts Center. This past summer, Kathleen was chosen to participate in the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Preserved! a partnership with nine 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.
Currently, four galleries represent Kathleen’s oil and pastel work. Her inventory of available works may be viewed on her website.