I have been wanting to exhibit the fabulous Kirsty Wither since I opened the gallery. I have known her for a long time and have been a huge fan of her luscious paintings as well as her personally.
|A Pile of Plums|
She's a relative youngster. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 1990 and since then, her career has been on an upward trajectory, a rare feat for any artist.
With talent and a lot of hard work, Kirsty has already risen to the point of having regular solo exhibitions in London and Edinburgh, earning a growing fan base that doesn't seem to falter.
I think people can sense that her colourful, textured paintings are more about the act of painting than the landscapes, flowers and figures they depict. The subject matter is what the viewer sees, but the passion and enjoyment is what they feel.
|Pick Me Up|
She says: ‘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. "
Her work is part of many private collections all around the worked, and also severalpublic collections including: Eastwood District Council, Glasgow; Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Gleacher & Co, London; Misys plc, London.
Her beautiful work has also been very successfully reproduced as cards and posters.
|Right Royal Bunch|
|The lovely lady with artist Laura Harrison|
Kirsty sums this up and here is the stunning lady herself at the recent private viewing. All of Kirsty's paintings can be viewed on www.smithygallery.co.uk/CurrentInages8.html
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