Regeneration: New Work about Regeneration, resilience and resurgence
All painting done with feeling is a self portrait of the artist. Kinnear's work therefore is about disadvantage, opportunity, regeneration and making the most of our time on earth.
Martin Kinnear's painting is about understanding how the places we choose to be makes us whom we are, and can become. His place was the post industrial valleys of East Lancashire, my landscape its terraces and mills. Kinnear finds them totemic so by painting them he 'paint myselfs'. All painting done with feeling is a self portrait.
Kinnear's hope is that people who see his work will reflect upon how where they choose to be, will determine who they will become.
Oils in progress for Regeneration. All are oil and other media, See the show - scheduled for November 2020 at The Bowes.
I love the character and expressive quality of simple line sketches, they are imperfect, human and honest records for developing into paintings. Here are a few