Kinnett, Doug. Floral Language. Oil on canvas. 1995.

Doug Kinnett

Floral Language, 1995

Oil on canvas

31 × 38 inches

At the time it was completed, Doug was far ahead with drawings for other paintings and could see that he was searching for a way to paint florals that were not typical or trite. The dean of the division of fine art at Shepherd College was famous for saying, “Today’s artists can’t paint flowers. The subject matter is just too laden with sentimental associations.” Despite this maxim and maybe even as a challenge to it, Dr. Kinnett began drawing flowers.

About the Artist

Doug Kinnett is a visual artist who prefers the abstract over the real, the decorative over the minimalist. He creates bold, colorful works that emerge from his imagination,life experiences, and travels. Based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in his Manna Machine Studio, Doug works in a variety media: including oil paintings, woodcuts, ceramics, metal, and wood.

Other Abstract Floral Works