Kirk Kerndl is a realist oil painter and sculptor who lives and works in Lombard, Illinois. He was born and raised in Illinois, and he draws inspiration from the tranquility found in the Midwestern landscape and things we see everyday.
As a child Kerndl was first inspired by his grandfather's woodcarvings and drawings. Kerndl is drawn to capturing the light and stillness and isolation in his paintings. He finds that the understated calmness of his work helps to provide a counterbalance to the chaos of everyday life.
Kerndl graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois with a B.S. in Finance and Economics and a Minor in Art.