“The social aspects of life in Ireland and Australia are great, there is always a tale to tell and a laugh to be found. The beauty and expanse of the scenery in both countries is obviously totally different but equally beguiling ”
Jim Kinch (1939 - 2016) was born in Dundalk, Ireland .
After leaving school he trained as a designer and
studied art with Belfast painter, Hugh McCormac.
During the 1960s he was very active in the arts scene in Ireland and was a founding member of the Dundalk Art Forum, whilst taking special interest in painting landscapes. Moving with his family in 1973 to Adelaide, South Australia, he developed exciting ways of portraying the life, colour and light of Australia. Inspired by these new factors, Jim developed his 'post-impressionistic' style predominantly in acrylics and slowly began to gain recognition as an artist. A professional artist from 1997 he held over 45 solo exhibitions across Australia and annually in Ireland. His style lends itself to story-telling by leading the viewer through the painting, but allowing the imagination to supply the finer details.
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