“Golden Gate Variations” on Purpose

Stuart Kinmond expresses both a subtle sense of humour and deep reverence in Golden Gate Variations, his artistic tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Educated as an architect, his inner artist emerged in recent years and he is now creating full time as an artist in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Lynn Thompson visited his studio in June 2012 to record this 20 minute conversation about specific images of the show, and his approach to art in general. An intriguing aspect of Kinmond’s project, that began a few years ago and zoomed into the finish line for the anniversary, is that it is inspired by (and set to) J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The show is on display (with prints for sale) until July 5th 2012 in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center.

About Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson – Host and Producer of Living on Purpose

Lynn Thompson was raised in Ontario in Canada, living in Ottawa through her early school years.  After graduating from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) with a B.A. (Philosophy) in 1978, she traveled west by train across Canada with several stops along the way. For many years, Lynn was based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, growing as a writer, photographer, postal courier and radio host. In June 2012, Lynn followed the highway to her roots in Ottawa. Now Lynn is based in Aurora (north of Toronto) since 2018, engaged in collaborative creative projects and editing for numerous writers.

Lynn launched into radio broadcasting in 2004 on CHLY in Nanaimo, BC (community campus station) as host and producer of talk show Living on Purpose. Since 2007, Living on Purpose is featured on WomensRadio, where Lynn offers listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guestsauthors, musicians, healers, and philosopherswelcoming both new and established voices. In April 2020 Lynn launched The On Purpose Podcast on Podbean.


  1. I loved this interview and learning about Stuart but was so interested to see the art he was describing. I went to his website to view it. Thanks for including that link. I was wishing this was a video interview with pictures of his pictures.