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Kirsty Nixon
New Zealand Contemporary Landscape artist


Solo Exhibition October 26
Opening and Artist's Talk Saturday October 26 4pm

Kirst Nixon nz artist
  For 16 years Kirsty has been a successful New Zealand artist capturing the intensity of colour and light of New Zealand landscapes and coastal scenes. Her exhibitions consistently sell well and her growth in popularity is a testament to the timeless quality and detail of her landscape scenes.
Her appeal and recognition as one of New Zealand's
foremost landscape artists has been celebrated in
national art publications such as Art News and Asian Art News.

She also features in the New Zealand Favourite Artists book edited by Denis Robinson 2010 edition.
Her range and experience in different techniques such as watercolour, etching and acrylic on canvas is further proof of her popularity amongst collectors. Kirsty's best loved land-scapes include her compositions of vibrant red flax and pohutukawa flowers, rolling green hills, clear blue skys and seas and yellow sandy beaches.

"When asked to write about why I paint what I paint. I find it hard to answer. I'm not controversial. I don't take stands and preach good and bad. My
paintings don't question life or the universe. I don't enter competitions (I don't believe you can judge art). I'm not a member of the glitterati art set and
often question the "Emperors new clothes" of the art world. But I'm not out to make a fuss over that either. Each to their own.  

I am however... careful about how I treat others. I say I love you to people every day. I smile. I picked up litter on the beach long before it was cool. Birdsong quite honestly fills my heart. I feel privileged to live in a country green with foliage, close to oceans, with abundant bird and wildlife.
I feel grateful to have what I have and do what I do.

When I start a painting and the first layers are coming together there's a piece of me that knows how it will look completed and  there will be a part of it
that surprises me. Sometimes in the middle of the process I have to stop and wait a while to gather my thoughts and get back on track. So I stop. That painting needs a rest. Not painting for a while can make me anxious and I can literally feel my shoulders relax when I'm behind the canvas once again.
I was once in advertising with deadlines and stress and interesting personalities. Now I cherish the peace my life and subject matter provides me.  I love people, enjoy their company and am fascinated but what makes them tick. But feel energised when completing tasks and being creative, alone. Historically my paintings have been primarily lonely beach scenes devoid of human touches. They have resonated with people for years and I often wonder if it's because we crave that peacefulness and alone time.

When I lost my wonderful dad the birds began to feature in my artwork. Birds even sounded louder to me. I bought a charm for a bracelet of a piwakawa
and would often run the back feathers though my fingers as I thought of him.  As I paint each bird I want them to look as thought they are thinking something. Watching something. Communicating with each other. A snapshot of them in thought. When I lost my beautiful mum, once again the birds sounded louder. I don't know if I think of them as a connection, I am spiritual in a sense. I often have little chats with the tui in the back garden or say
"Hi dad" when a fantail seems to be hanging around. Nestled in their settings my birds give me a lot of peace. They are company. When a show is all put together and the birds are lined up in their bush and foliage settings I almost feel as if I can hear them. They are windows to a green restful place. With all the chaos surrounding us, advertising hammering us. Political uncertainty. climate madness, I want my paintings to communicate peace. To slow us down. To literally stop and breathe. "
The following are a small selection of the paintings for the exhibition. More will be uploaded closer to the opening.


Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist, rangitoto, acrylic on canvas, 2019
Room with a View Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm Price: $5200
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Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist, pair of tui, kowhai
Golden Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm Price: $5200
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Kirsty Nixon art, island tui, canvas
Lookout to Little Barrier Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 120cm x 90cm Price: $4900
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Kirsty Nixon nz art, tui flax karaka
Tui, Flax and Karaka Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 120cm x 90cm Price: $4900
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Kirsty Nixon art, tui acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
Kirsty Nixon nz bird artist, tui
Branch Managers Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 120cm x 100cm Price: $4900
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Good Morning Sunshine Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist
 
Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist, tui flax, acrylic on canvas
Sitting Pretty Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 140cm x 100cm Price: $5500
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Tui Flax Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Kirsty Nixon nz birds and landscape art
 
Kirsty Nixon nz bell birds artwork
Sidekick Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Best Fronds Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Kirsty Nixon artist nz fantails acrylic on canvas
 
Kirsty Nixon nz bird and landscape art
Piwakawaka Pair (NZ Fantails) Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Double Trouble Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cm x 60cm Price: $2900
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Kirsty Nixon nz tui acrylic on canvas
 
Kirsty Nixon nz art
On Guard Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 50cm x 50cm Price: $2300
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Eyes Peeled Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 50cm x 50cm Price: $2300
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Kirsty Nixon New Zealand Contemporary Landscape artist

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