Neilson, Kirsty


“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


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



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



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.

2 Responses to Neilson, Kirsty

  1. Hi Kirsty, I have been doing some investigation as to identifying a suitable portrait artist who we could commission to paint 2 portraits of both my daughters for their mothers 50th. I note the web site and see you have done stuff in Mosman. I grew up there and my mother works as a volunteer there. How could we make contact. My phone number is 0418 786668 Colin Lye

  2. Hi,

    I am looking for someone to draw a realistic portrait of myself, my two sisters and our grandparents. As our grandparents passed some time ago, all of the photos we have of them are not recent. Hoping to find someone who can make it work and look super realistic. Thanks in advance

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