Originally trained as a theatre designer Kirstin Wood worked for many years as a scenic artist painting backdrops for theatre, TV and events.
Now working from her garden studio. Kirstin creates vibrant and quirky paintings of landscapes, animals, plants and food with unique crops and close ups.
Using a bright colour palette she paints quickly, either in a pointillist style, or with small dashes of colour, adding layer upon layer to build up depth and intensity.
Kirstin says ’I have been told on many occasions that I work in an unusual way; but it’s the only way I know. I like to turn the canvas upside-down or sideways, photograph it and digitally manipulate the colour balance, look at it in a mirror - anything that helps me to see it in a different way and decide on the next step.’