Cal Kemppainen started painting at age of 12. His love of nature has drawn him to landscape and wildlife painting. Plein-air painting has always been a natural extension of his life’s work.
“When attracted to a certain location to paint, I always let the scene speak to me to create a sense of reality of being there for the viewer. Painting for me is always about the process of how I can achieve that though my medium and my artistic expression.”
Cal teaches both private and group lessons at his home studio “Wind Ridge” in Charlevoix, Mi. He is currently working on new paintings and commissions. Cal’s work can be viewed at his home studio and Bier Art Gallery, Charlevoix, MI.