Born in 1968, Kirsty studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1886-90), where she gained an Honours degree in Fine Art. A full-time painter for over 20 years, she now lives and works from her studio in Brighton.
Kirsty’s work is strongly based in the Scottish tradition. She works in oil, using bold colours and texture to create compositions that are strong, compelling and accomplished. In her own words:
"My paintings are as much about the actual paint on the surface as about the subject matter. Working with oil paint, I build up layers of colour and texture to create an image that will hopefully have some resonance with the viewer. Being in the studio is a mysterious place where the paint takes over from any set ideas I start with and often unexpectedly leads me to a finished work."
She has exhibited regularly in London and Scotland and her work is held in public and private collections including Eastwood District Council (Glasgow), Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), Gleacher & Co, London and Misys plc, London