Michael Kinsley


Painter, Michael Kinsley

Painter, Michael Kinsley

About his work, Michael Kinsley says, “We all remember feeling reluctant to leave a magnificent place — of finally turning and walking away, but stopping again to look back. Those are the places I paint and sketch — moments that give me a deep sense of joy and peace. I bring the feel of those places back in my paintings.”

Michael’s primary subjects are local and Utah-desert scenes. He paints his smaller pieces on site. Larger landscapes are based on his outside sketches, his abstracts on interesting textures and potent shapes in Nature.

Michael is self-taught with help from workshops and local painters like Tania Dibbs and Dan Young — also Edgar Payne’s western landscapes, Emily Carr’s magically fluid Canadian scenes, Van Gogh’s striking color, and Cezanne’s composition.

Currently, he is showing at the Toklat Gallery in Downtown Basalt. He has shown all over the valley in galleries and community venues.

A resident of Old Snowmass, Michael has lived in the valley since 1970. He is an independent facilitator and mediator. He was a county commissioner from ’75 to ’85 and worked for Rocky Mountain Institute from ’83 to 2016.
    — Michael Kinsley

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