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Kirsty Warman

Artist - Dunedin

"There is a wonderful sense of freedom and fulfilment, when you are lucky enough to be doing what you love."

Kirsty Warman is an artist, illustrator and creative based in Dunedin, New Zealand, who graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Dunedin School of Art in 2012.

Says Kirsty: "To this point, I had been in the financial world, here in New Zealand, predominantly overseas. I was on a different path for a very long time, it was when I was back in Europe in 2009 for a family holiday immersed in the wondrous art and culture, that I decided to apply to art school. I can recall in the first year of my degree, just feeling I was home.”

"The black ink drawings began simply as an outlet from painting, essentially, the drawings were arbitrary to my painting practice. At the outset, the mark making and the formed patterns were a fanciful dalliance leading into a whimsical chaos. There was no self-critique when it came to the drawings, as they were of little consequence, other than to give me respite." But it is these drawings that have led to a strong and powerful series of works in their own right as well as having an emphatic effect on her painting. "Today, most notably the lines within my paintings are now purposely derived from the surrealistic drawing process which runs parallel to the painting practice. Incessantly, the lines and pattern from within the black ink drawings on paper appear in the painted works."

It has been a creative thinking and learning process to get to the point where Kirsty began printing the drawings onto fabric. "Each drawing individually lends itself to exist and evolve onto something other than paper. There is no apparent reason for the pattern or what form eventuates, the drawings are very tactile in nature which, interestingly, impart onto the fabric the flash of embroidery." 

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  • At A Glance Cushion - Brown Wool - white print

    At a Glance Cushion - Brown Wool

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • At A Glance Cushion - Grey Wool - pink print

    At A Glance Cushion - Grey Wool

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • Ms Charming Cushion - Brown Wool, mint print

    Ms Charming Cushion - Brown Wool

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • Ms Charming Cushion - Grey Wool, yellow print

    Ms Charming Cushion - Grey Wool

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • Ms Charming Cushion - Natural Linen

    Ms Charming Cushion - Natural Linen

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • At A Glance Cushion - Natural Linen

    At a Glance Cushion - Natural Linen

    Kirsty Warman
    $70.00
  • It's a Risky Business

    It's a Risky Business Print

    Kirsty Warman
    $135.00

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