Kirsten McIntosh

I'm an artist based in Cambridge, New Zealand.

After travelling extensively through Europe, Canada, the Middle East and South-East Asia, I returned to my hometown of Cambridge.

One day, I hope to develop a series of work that records my travels; but, for the time being, I find no lack of inspiration here in New Zealand. A walk with my family or a short drive yields special scenes to be photographed and brought back to my home studio.

I see opportunities for painting all around me. “The roadside grasses, the clouds, the late afternoon sun and I enjoy the challenge of capturing the reflections of rocks and clouds in the water. “Every painting I do, I look for a challenge. This helps me to develop my techniques.”

I work with a limited colour palette; aiming to tie my works together and establish a consistent style whilst also representing the rich colours of our New Zealand landscapes.

I am a member of the Cambridge Society of Arts, Waikato Society of Arts and you can view more of my work at The Mobile Art Gallery in Auckland and various galleries and exhibitions around the Waikato in New Zealand.

I do love a touch of gold and have been inspired by the works of Klimt so I always add a touch of gold in my signature.

I tend to work in circular or square canvas shapes as I find they usually fit nicely in a space.

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