Bid farewell to the myth of the pretentious, tortured artist. Fiercely independent Australian artist Kirsten Jackson seeks to suffuse the whole world with radiant beacons of painted happiness! Collectors from Europe, Hong Kong and the US are enamoured by the unique personality and spirited colour palette found in Kirsten’s original paintings and prints. Working in impasto style with a variety of acrylic mediums, each work is infused with a boundless energy and joy for life that is 100% pure Kirsten. Her determination to exude shameless, infectious happiness everyday through her art has made Kirsten a beloved fixture among the Australian art community.
A life-long love of painting and studying Visual Arts at RMIT, inspired Kirsten’s vibrant career as an abstract artist. Expressionist in style, her first series, “Faces” depicts figurative portraits of Kirsten’s late mother, whom Kirsten strongly believes guided her to art. Whilst her work has since evolved into a texturally rich exploration of colour, light and space, Kirsten’s earlier portraits spontaneously take form in her works to this day.
“I build layer upon layer of texture, while the colour carries emotion; capturing and reflecting light. It grows and grows until finally it explodes in a vibrant visual delight.”
Painting for Kirsten is a meditative process. She uses art as a positive outlet; centring herself in the solitude of her studio with little more than her canvas and paints to create works that project happiness upon the viewer and herself. She’ll move near-finished works from the studio into her own home, communing with a piece for several weeks until satisfied it is truly done.
“It is an art in itself to know when the piece is complete.”
Kirsten’s works can be found gracing the glossy pages of magazines like Home Beautiful, Inside Out, Real Living and Modern Home Magazine and her paintings were hand-selected to adorn the walls of nearly every room in Southbank’s Aria Hotel. Meanwhile, her joy-sparking global journey continues with (frequently sold-out) shows in New York, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Hamburg, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Sydney and her hometown of Melbourne.
“I want these works to emanate a constant pulse of joy to and for the viewer. Then I know my work is done.”