early environmental influences

Kirsty was brought up by her mum who was a painter and also exposed to the homes and working lives of artists and craftworkers from an early age.

Before she could paint, Kirsty was sit and analyse her mum’s paintings and made a pre-determined decision not to paint in sludgy browns and natural colours before she could paint. Quite intuitively she also shyed away from any painting tuition: always preferring to develop her own methods.