A renovation dream

Friends of mine - Megan and Jason, commission a painting for their gorgeous renovation recently.  Looks so great here!  See the full article here http://kirstenforddesign.com/blog/designedit13  

Friends of mine - Megan and Jason, commission a painting for their gorgeous renovation recently.  Looks so great here!  See the full article here http://kirstenforddesign.com/blog/designedit13

 

December 2016 - Advent at The Upper Room

The Upper Room in Auckland invited a few artists to make work for an exhibition that spoke about Advent - the time leading up to Christmas.  I'm so stoked to be part of this project.  This work is one of two that I made for it, it's called "Where edges meet" and it's in oils, graphite and inks on canvas.  I think this one sold in the exhibition.   

The Upper Room in Auckland invited a few artists to make work for an exhibition that spoke about Advent - the time leading up to Christmas.  I'm so stoked to be part of this project.  This work is one of two that I made for it, it's called "Where edges meet" and it's in oils, graphite and inks on canvas.  I think this one sold in the exhibition. 

 

This one is called "Another world colliding with ours"

This one is called "Another world colliding with ours"

A new exhibition

The opening is Sunday afternoon 1-3pm - the 11th September 2016. It's an exhibition of the work I have been making this year, so I'll be showing drawings, paintings and works in progress.  I'd love to see you there, all welcome!

The opening is Sunday afternoon 1-3pm - the 11th September 2016.

It's an exhibition of the work I have been making this year, so I'll be showing drawings, paintings and works in progress.  I'd love to see you there, all welcome!

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I've been looking through images of my work from previous years, and came across this one.  I remember painting this, and enjoyed the paintwork.  It was from a series of work I did with reference to my grandparents, my grandmothers in particular.  I found these beautifully crafted doilies and handbags, loved the textures and intimacy of them, and wanted to explore this through the painting.  My grandmothers would use and even make these types of textiles, so I felt a connection to them.

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