About Kirsty McIntyre
Kirsty McIntyre is an emerging Melbourne based artist working mainly with oil paint, with a preference for still life compositions featuring Australian ceramics and flowers, inspired by the work of well-known Australian artists such as Margaret Preston, and Criss Canning, and later, the Scottish modernists and Matisse. She particularly loves the work of the Australian “modern” movement of the 1920s and 1930s.
For Kirsty, a still life painting is a stage, full of dialogue and complex relationships between figures. At the same time she looks for balance and harmony between shapes and colours, to create something of beauty, joy, serenity, humour or drama. Many of the works submitted can be seen as works in progress on her instagram site; @kirstymcintyreart
She is a member of the Victorian Artists Society. In late 2018 she was one of 30 artists invited to exhibit in the peer voted Mavis Little Artist of the Year award. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia, the USA and Europe
February 2019; Four+1 group exhibition, Victorian Artists Society, opened by Leslie Harding.
March 2019; Feature artist, Roberts McCubbin art show
July 2019; Guest artist, Derinya art show (DACE)
Prizes and Awards;
2019; Shortlisted for the Eastbourne Art Prize
2018; Best in Show, Warranwood Art show
2017; Judge's Special Award, Whitehorse Art show.
2015; Second prize in the small works section, Canterbury art exhibition
2014, Highly commended at the Box Hill art show
Highly commended at the Roberts McCubbin Primary art show
2012, Highly commended at the Camberwell art show
Satch&Co gallery, Holbrook NSW
The Moree Gallery, NSW
Paper Pear, Wagga Wagga, NSW
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