John Kinsella is a painter born in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied Art and Art History at McMaster University and Fine Art in the Val de Loire, France in 1985. Kinsella is known for his detailed landscape paintings, and has exhibited extensively throughout Ontario. Kinsella describes his work as follows:
“My paintings and poems are a personal meditation on the beauty and restorative power found in the natural settings of my home province, Ontario. Their images linger in my mind’s eye and have become intertwined with who I am. As Shakespeare so aptly put it, ‘All the world’s a stage…’ and the landscape of Southern Ontario is the stage on which I and all those who live here play out our lives.”
Kinsella’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in Algonquin Park, Hamilton, Dundas, Grimsby, Owen Sound, Toronto and Barcelona, Spain. He was a founding member of the painting group the Contemporaries, which exhibited extensively during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. John Kinsella currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.