KIRSTY NIXON Auckland, NZ

I think if art is part of you it finds you at a very young age. Although I constantly drew and painted constantly as a child, I first took it seriously as a watercolor artist and started selling my work at eighteen alongside other full time work.  I spent time in advertising pushing my brain to explore words and imagery and still enjoy the clever boundaries design and literature can push. The artistic pull was strong though and I chose to become a full-time artist in 1997. Although it can be such a rewarding, frustrating, joyous, terrifying occupation I can’t imagine not having it in my life. I paint mostly now in acrylics but am really pleased that watercolour was my medium of choice at the start as I think it is a great medium for teaching you discipline and patience.  In 1994 I switched to acrylics and have been enjoying their freedom and impact ever since.









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