Neilson, Kirsty

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“I am a Sydney born artist whose passion is creating beautiful, meaningful and inspiring artwork. We live in a world that is characterised by violence, pain, heartbreak and negativity and my aim is to bring happiness, peace, and hope into people’s lives through the messages in my artwork. I paint in oils and love colour and vibrancy which is a key element to my work. I am a perfectionist, a realist and I love capturing detail to draw you in to the work which creates a real personal experience. I am a portrait artist as I love painting inspirational people and their stories. People as individuals are what motivate me. I am also a landscape artist. We are surrounded by natural beauty which we often overlook. I also draw in charcoal pencil and have done many drawing commissions.”

Contact:  www.Kirsty Neilson.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, 2006 – 2008

 

EXHIBITIONS/PRIZES

2013 – Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Award

2013 – WINNER – Mosman Art Prize Viewers Choice Award (Joint Winner)

2013 – Finalist – Mosman Art Prize

2012 – Art Expo – Sydney

2009 – Stairwell Gallery National Art School group exhibition

2008 – National Art School – End of Third Year Exhibition

2007 – Finalist – Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture Exhibition

2007 – Finalist – Mosman Youth Art Prize – 3 artworks

2006 – WINNER Mosman Art Society/Art Smart Materials Award.

2006 – Finalist – Mosman Youth Art Prize – 3 artworks exhibited

2006 – Finalist – Express yourself Exhibition

 

COMMISSIONS

I have been fortunate to have been commissioned to paint for a variety of clients over the years, however since becoming a full time artist at the beginning of 2013, I have had a constant stream of commission work. The commissions are mainly portraits in either oils, charcoal or watercolours.


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