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.


2016 Highlights

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

Several  Commissions 


2015 Highlights

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



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