Inhabiting Bliss

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/31/2022
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Author Biography

“I am a visual storyteller, continually moved and inspired by the magic of nature and the human spirit.”

Growing up in a sleepy, Midwest town, being outdoors was the way of life for every kid. Entertainment included catching fireflies at dusk, scampering up trees (that granted both views and bloodied knees), and playing outside until the horizon gulped the last morsel of light. This early bond with nature continues to be a powerful influence in my work.

My imagery, sometimes described as 'Magical Realism', are visual dream stories that blur the lines between reality and fantasy, laced with symbols and emotion that take the viewer to distant places in the imagination. These spaces invite one to step inside -- to pause, reflect, and consider the possibilities of our greatest potential.

'Inhabiting Bliss' was born from some personal challenges in recent years--at the same time when I was hungry to explore new paths for my work. A passion rose up to combine my love for design, painting, and writing into one format and create a visual narrative that would inspire and encourage others to see that our best selves are already in front of us.

After graduating with a BFA from Miami University (Ohio), my career bloomed over the years in the visual arts industry as a graphic designer, painter, illustrator, gallerist, and writer. My work has been exhibited in museum invitationals and dozens of gallery solo and group shows across the country.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

Kathleen Kinkopf is a writer and an artist. In her book, Inhabiting Bliss, she showcases both of these talents while recognizing they are gifts to be used. Kathleen’s art style is magical realism. Her words are meant to align with the spirit leading to a life of bliss. Her verses are words of thankfulness and reality. She encourages her readers to discover who they are. This exploration works best if you are not fearful. Life can only truly be lived if one is at peace with oneself. Kathleen’s artwork is both intriguing and relaxing. Allowing her art to enter deeply into your soul will enhance your life and encourage you to strive to be true to yourself.

Art is a personal thing, as testified by its many forms, each one authentic. Kathleen Kinkopf shares her style with her readers. Inhabiting Bliss shows the various methods of painting. Along with the art, the words take the form of poetry and prose to create a smooth blend. This communication is aimed at uplifting the spirit of the reader. While pondering the mysteries of life, Kathleen captures their spirit and shares the results. This book is designed to elevate you and allow you to fly freely to wherever life takes you. Read this book to enjoy the art, to enjoy the words, or both. You will be glad you did.