Erik Kinkade

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After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA I was offered a job painting large murals for natural history exhibits in museums around the world. This type of artwork doesn’t usually bring much recognition to the artists but it was a wonderful career and I can honestly say I have artwork in approximately 20 museums around the world. It wasn’t until 2013 that I decided to begin painting for galleries. 

Horses have always been a part of my life as I was born and raised in Cody, WY. It was there I rode in the nightly rodeo during the summer tourist season--I have been riding as long as I have been painting since I was about 5 years old. One of my favorite subjects to draw is the human figure until I began drawing horses, now I find I love drawing horses even more. My training at the Art Center College not only taught me great draftsmanship but it also gave me a deep understanding of abstraction and technique. I love the “chess” like experience that comes with creating a work of contemporary art; It’s as though you add a line here and the painting demands another move, and so on, until balance and harmony wins the “game” and all dimensions of the painting such as: texture, color, drawing skill, depth, composition, etc. all come together to present a hopefully beautiful experience for the viewer.