Artist Kathleen Kalinowski

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The Artist Says:

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 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 including the Upper Peninsula. For an additional challenge, Kathleen also enjoys painting still life arrangements that celebrate the simple beauty of light describing form and color.
Kathleen is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Oil Painters of America and other artist organizations. Her award winning work has been accepted into prestigious juried regional and national exhibitions and is in numerous private and corporate collections.
“When painting, I feel a personal connection with nature. I try to capture the mood, atmosphere, sounds and smells of the landscape around me. My first impression of the scene must stimulate and excite my senses. The process of creating a painting will contain all experiences past and present, passion, skill, control, and an attempt to capture a fleeting moment in time. For me, painting is my passion and a never-ending learning process and I am happy to spend my life using the gifts God has given me. There is beauty all around us, often overlooked by the bustle of everyday living. My landscape paintings are inspired by my profound love of nature."-Kathleen Kalinowski, PSA

Collectors Say:

“I have five of Kathleen’s pastels gracing my home, to date. Every time I see her work, she seems to capture the light and colors of nature, or just a simple farm setting, in a vibrant, expressive way.  The warmth of her pastels truly makes our house a home.” Deb Bauer 
"I recently bought 4 pastel paintings from you in Charlevoix. I fell in love with them and there was something about them that just called to me. You capture everything that evokes such wonderful emotion and memories."
Liz Kaeser

Dealers Say:

"We feel privileged here at the Grand Gallery to represent the artist Kathleen Kalinowski. She has a beautiful grasp of the Michigan landscape in both pastels and oil which are greatly appreciated by our clientele."
Don Prys, Former Owner of Grand Gallery
"Kathleen Kalinowski paints the natural world and sees a beauty that transforms the human spirit.  By walking over the fields and studying the land, lakes, and rivers, Kathleen's paintings show the everchanging landscape in an impressionistic, yet traditional, manner. Treeline Gallery has featured Kalinowski paintings for seventeen years." 
 Alyce Hoban, Treeline Gallery, Suttons Bay, MI

Other Artists Say:

"Kathleen Kalinowski has mastered her medium which is pastel. Her drawing skills and light source shows strength and beauty. Her knowledge of color is at a genius level." -John McDonald, artist, in Juror's Statement