About the artist
Kirsten grew up in North Wales to a family of printers. From an early age she loved the smell of inks in her father’s print works. After completing her Art Foundation at Camberwell, she studied for a BA in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University. As part of her degree show she combined huge six-foot woodcuts with screen prints, relishing the sculptural quality of the carved woodcut print next to the graphic quality of screenprint.
In more recent years she's concentrated more on portrait painting in oils. Preferring to work on quite a large scale as it lends itself to expressive brush work absorbing her in the painting. Using large brushes on a large canvas she 'sculpts' the figure in line and tone.
Kirsten set up ArtStart Art School in 2016 when her children were still at primary school. From a career in digital marketing, she decided to go back to her love of art and spend quality time with her kids. From its humble beginnings on her kitchen table in the basement on Priory Street, ArtStart is now well established with a large studio space at 14 Star Brewery with 50+ children per week and classes 5 days a week for adults and children, group sessions and private lessons.
If you are interested in commissioning a work, buying an existing piece or booking a class then Contact Kirsten.
If you are interested in lessons or have an enquiry about my work please do get in touch.