Here at Knoll House we feel passionate about showcasing local talent and as such, we have regular Artists in Residence display their artwork in the lounges and Wardroom for our guests to enjoy. Artwork is available to purchase with individual prices attached to each piece of art. Read more about Steve Kinder below and how he draws inspiration for his canvasses.
“The soul needs to look out at things and find rest and peace and beauty in the things that the eyes are seeing.” Anna Pavord.
I have always found great comfort and joy in the landscape. This continues to be a great inspiration for my paintings, whether small pieces on location or larger ones in the studio. I am intrigued by the ever-changing weather and seasons, which so dramatically change a locality. My work intends to be a reaction to the essence of a place.
The Purbecks have been of particular inspiration for me over many years. This particular landscape with its dramatic coastline and beautiful beaches often stops me in my tracks and demands a response before the light or weather shifts and what I saw changes into something else. I find the way that light falls across this landscape and creates a particular mood and atmosphere very absorbing as I try and capture that particular moment in time. Some of these places and landscapes I have re-visited time and again and it is through my exploration and reflections that I have developed a deep understanding of the Purbecks and their character.
I work in oil paint mostly on location and my technique could be described as ‘loose and impressionistic’. I sell my work both nationally and internationally and also work to private commissions. I intend to do free art workshops with guests throughout the school holidays so do keep an eye on the events calendar.
See more of Stephen’s work on Instagram: @stevekinderart