About Stephen Kinder:
My paintings walk the line between representation and abstracted elements. I have always found great comfort in the landscape, an association or strong alliance between myself and the land travelled. I have become more in tune with the ever-changing weather and seasons that so dramatically change the scene.
My work intends to be a reaction to the essence of a place. Some of my paintings are based from instinctive drawing ‘en plein air’ while other work derives from a memory or instinctive reaction to a place visited.
Often I find inspiration from fast compositional studies drawn in situ, which starts the process of understanding the place. Conversely, sometimes I re-visit sites time and again, and it is through this exploration and adventure that I develop a deeper understanding of the landscape and what it is that connects with me. I am a self-taught painter having used it in my studies of landscape Architecture and Urban design. I have exhibited both in London and in Surrey for many years and am currently Head of Creative Arts at Priors Field School, Godalming.
Pre-Selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Solo Show of 23 Paintings titled 'Beyond'
Part of The SAOS (Surrey Artists Open Studio ) a group show with four Artists
Exhibited work as part of the AppArt Exhibition 2016
Short-listed & 'Deemed' for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Short-listed for the NAtional Open Art Competition
Exhibited three pieces in the App Art Exhibition 2015
Solo Show of 22 Paintings Titled 'Drawn In'
Solo show ' Into the light' of ten paintings
Part of three group shows in Godalming