Born in Hampshire in 1960, Kinsella moved to Leicestershire where she gained a BA Hon’s in sculpture at Loughborough University. She was awarded the Dante Alighieri Travelling Scholarship which took her to Florence, and the Dennis Holt Travelling Bursary spent in southern Ireland.
After graduating, Kinsella determined to develop her skills as an animal sculptor, drawing inspiration from Barye, Degas and Bugatti, and the contemporary work of Jonathan Kenworthy.
Kinsella’s work ranges from delicate table-top bronzes to life size and monumental sculpture. Maquettes modelled directly in wax offer her simple but effective means of viewing composition and structure. Larger pieces are worked in clay with a bold, spontaneous treatment of the surface. Kinsella’s trademark lies in the expressive handling and fine detailing that captures the movement and energy of her chosen subject.
Kinsella’s work is held in many private and public collections both in the UK and around the world, including France, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, United States, South Africa, China, Japan and United Arab Emirates.