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Artist Spotlight: William Kinnear

Artist Spotlight: William Kinnear

A painting showing the outline of two pink figures facing each other, in front  of concentric circles.
Kinnear, “Untitled”, 2020

This artist spotlight features William “Bill” Kinnear. Bill is a Boston Artist living and working at his Beacon Hill Studio.  He has been affiliated with Open Door Arts and our galleries for more than 20 years.

A photo of Bill Kinnear, an older light skinned man with gray hair wearing a blue shirt and smiling for the camera.
Artist Bill Kinnear

Bill’s 2019-2021 painting series was inspired by the stress of COVID-19 and the calming effect of Tai Chi symbolism. The Mythical Female Warriors are Bill’s original surrealist dreamscapes/geometric composition, painted in India Ink/Acrylic on stretched framed canvas.  Composing and painting these intricately detailed pieces is time intensive. 

Bill plans on doing a 4th painting series soon superimposing the triangle encompassing the Thai Chi symbol to commend his 47th year in Alcoholism Recovery.  

13 comments on “Artist Spotlight: William Kinnear

  1. Wow! Bill! Amazing display! I know how long and how hard you worked on this show. So happy to see you recognized for your talent and creativity. Your use
    Of color arrests attention and enhances the themes. Well done!

  2. This display is representative of the artist’s perception of Covid-19 and its impact. His use of color enhances the theme and engages the viewers’ emotions. The project depended upon careful planning which resulted in an amazing show. Well done, Bill!

  3. great job,,brother bill i can appreciate the time and effort you put into your art and it shows your creativity. way to go ,bill im proud of you , brother ted

  4. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR MOST POSITIVE COMMENTS HERE
    ON THIS ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT AND ALSO ON MY E MAILS !! THIS FURTHER
    WILL BOOST MY UPCOMING ART PAINTING SERIES IN A POSITIVE MANNER !

  5. wow,this is great work! must be very tedious and time consuming i appreciate the time and effort you put into your art great job!! brother ted

  6. HELLO AND GOOD MORNING . THIS IS TERRIFIC !! GOOD FOR YOU SHOWING
    YOUR ART. YOUR ART MUST BE VERY TIME CONSUMING AS WELL . YOU LOOK
    QUITE HANDSOME AND DEBONAIR AS WELL . IS THAT A CHUNKY BAR I SEE
    ON YOUR TABLE ? TAKE CARE , BROTHER TED .

  7. VERY NICE DISPLAY OF YOUR HARD WORK…. GLAD YOU ARE DEALING
    WELL DURING THESE STRESSFUL TIMES.. KEEP IT UP MY FRIEND . SIFU

  8. Bill , THESE LOOK FANTASTIC. I LOVE HOW YOU STILL INSIST ON
    EVERYTHING HAVING ORDER IN THE COMPOSITION DESPITE EVERYTHING
    GOING CRAZY DURING THE PANDEMIC , ITS GREAT THAT TAI CHI IS SUCH
    A SOURCE OF STRENGTH FOR YOU . YOU’VE BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE !
    I LOVE THE INTERVIEW AND THAT PHOTO OF YOURS !!! CONGRATULATIONS
    ON THAT FEATURE ABOUT YOUR WORK ! THANKS FOR SENDING ME THE
    INFO ABOUT YOUR SHOW OR YOUR VIRTUAL INTERVIEW ! NATHALIE

  9. Bill’s art is indeed very calming to the spirit. His style is unique and his attention to detail is impressive. His art pops with color. I look forward to seeing more of his creations in the near future.

  10. Hi Bill , So Good to hear from you ! Thank you for
    Sharing your art work. I love that you created beautiful
    Art out of such a challenging time . Best , Lauren

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