Lot 11


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Artist: John Kinsella
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24''x 30''


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About This Piece
Excited sounds float on the breeze.
The birds are gathered in the trees.
With season change comes a rallying cry,
It's time to leave, it's time to fly.
So sing it loud and sing it strong
The migrant's chorus, the freedom song.


As a landscape painter, I respectfully acknowledge that the land upon which I work is the traditional and treaty territory of many Indigenous Nations and communities. I am grateful to the people, current and historic, for their stewardship of this beautiful land.


The past 15 years of painting and studying the landscape of Southern Ontario have given me a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world and a respect for all the elements that make it work. I witness the changes in the environment, both subtle and dynamic, from season to season throughout the year.


In my paintings, I aspire to capture the energy of these changes and convey the spirit and poetry of place.


John Kinsella is a painter born in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied Art and Art History at McMaster University (1982-1987), and fine art in the Val de Loire, France in 1985.


Kinsella’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in Algonquin Park, Hamilton, Dundas, Grimsby, Owen Sound, Huntsville, Toronto, and Barcelona, Spain.


Recent online exhibitions include The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2021 and McMichael Volunteer Committee Online Autumn Artisan Market 2021.


Kinsella lives and works in Toronto, Ontario


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