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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz

Kirsty Nixon Greenscenes
New Zealand Contemporary Landscape artist

Solo Exhibition October 30 - November 16 2021
Please feel free to view the exhibition through the windows of our Takapuna gallery.
We will be open during normal hours to answer any questions from our doorway. Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am - 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 acrylic landscape art, Maungakiekie
Maungakiekie Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 120cm x 90cm Price: $4550
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Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist, backyard beauty, acrylic on canvas
Backyard Beauty Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm Price: $5595
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Kirsty Nixon nz landscape artist, hidden, acrylic
Hidden in Plain Sight Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 100cm x 75cm Price: $4300
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird artist, Kawakawa, acrylic on canvas
Kawakawa Cuties Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 76cm x 30cm Price: $2200
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird and landscape art, acrylic on canvas
Tea for Two Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 120cm x 90cm Price: $4500
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird artist, yellow fantails, acrylic on canvas
Mellow Yellow Acrylic on Board
Size: 60cm diameter Price: $2850
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird art, tui, acrylic on canvas
Pit Stop Tui Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm Price: $5595
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird artist, blessings, acrylic on canvas
Blessings Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm Price: $5595
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Kirsty Nixon nz tui acrylic on canvas
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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 nz bird artist, tui sound, acrylic on canvas
The Sound of Music Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150cm x 75cm price: $5595
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird artist, wild ones, Ltd print
Wild Ones Framed LTD Signed Giclee Print
Size: 69cm x 69cm Price: $1150 Framed
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Kirsty Nixon nz bird art, fantail 2, print
Fantail 2 Framed LTD Signed Giclee Print
Size: 61cm x 44cm Price: $895 Framed
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See more of Kirsty's work here

Kirsty Nixon New Zealand Contemporary Landscape artist

 
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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz