During his formative years as an artist, Kinsman drew inspiration from a collection of books his parents owned entitled Great Artists. Within this collection, he found himself innately drawn to landscape painting, particularly to the works of English Romantic painters, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. The trait Kinsman finds most captivating, which still influences his painting to this day, is the “ability to create a snapshot of real life;” to be able to physically paint the surroundings, emotions and thoughts enveloped in a single moment.
"I love working and re working until I'm happy with the detail, colour and contrast of light and dark and seeing this come to life over time is the ultimate thrill of being an artist.”