About

I love to experiment with different subjects- mainly still life, dogs, cats and children, and different media, moving between acryic and oil paint, between canvas and cradled wood panels. When setting up a composition and trying to capture it I am always looking for a feeling of joy- when a picture is "right" thats how it feels for me- then I can let it go and start another. Many of the works shown on bluethumb can be seen as works in progress on my instagram site; @kirsty_mac_art Feel free to follow and comment- I value all genuine feedback.

Education

2017; Tutored by artist and teacher, Ron Reynolds. Short courses in Melbourne and Paris between 2011-2016

Exhibitions

Exhibiting regularly since 2010; most recently in the 2015 69 Smith st gallery group show, 2016&17 Linden postcard show, 2017 Camberwell art show, Canterbury art show, St Kevin's art show, Albert Park College art show, Brunswick st gallery small works.. Work is held in private collections in Australia, New Orleans, New York, France.

Press

Prizes;
Second prize small works Canterbury art show 2015
Judges special award 2017 Whitehorse art show

Influences

Louise Hearman. She seems to have free access to unconscious material and great technique.
Margaret Preston. I love her still life; perfect composition, amazing sense of colour and so relaxed.
Rick Amor. His work is surreal, dream like and captures isolation so beautifully.
Matisse- I love his effortless use of colour, pattern and shape; deceptively simple - so hard to achieve
Cezanne- a master of still life composition

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30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped heavy duty cotton canvas, with painted image continuing around the 3.5 cm sides
$248
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped heavy duty cotton canvas, with painted image continuing around the 3.5 cm sides
$645
75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped linen canvas, with painted image continuing around the 3.5 cm sides
$1,190
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped heavy duty cotton canvas, with painted image continuing around the 3.5 cm sides
$459
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped canvas
$575
20cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery wrapped heavy duty cotton canvas, with painted image continuing around the 3.5 cm sides
$149
21cm (W) x 30cm (H)
oil paint on canvas paper
$129
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Artist quality oil paint on linen canvas, framed in a 60 cm square double white frame
$749
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
acrylic paint on cradled wood
$155
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
acrylic paint on cradled wood
$155
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