Kirsten Jackson
Kirsten Jackson

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 7 – 20 July 2020

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.”

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Exhibition A Lot of Happiness at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2018 Exhibition Love in the Moment at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2016 Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery with Michael Bond

2015 London Affordable Art Show SELL OUT SHOW
2015 Hamburg Affordable Art show
2015 Singapore Art Show
2015 Stockholm Art show
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong
2015 Canterbury Art Show “FEATURE ARTIST”
2015 Without Pier Gallery Group Show
2014 Hamburg ART SHOW SELL OUT SHOW
2014 London affordable art fair Battersea SELL OUT SHOW
2014 Amsterdam Art show
2014 Stockholm Art show
2014 Deringa art “Best mixed painting”
2014 Canterbury art show
2014 Singapore affordable art show
2014 Brussels Art show Brussels
2014 Milan Art Show Milan
2014 Hong Kong Art Show
2014 St Kevins Art show “Highly commended”
2014 Parade College Art Show ” Best oil painting”
2013 Red Hill Art Show
2013 Canterbury Art show
2013 Deringa Art Show
2013 Melbourne Art show
2013 St Kevins Art Show
2013 Cam Art
2013 Group Art show Without Pier Gallery
2013 Hong Kong Art Show
2012 Cyclone Gallery South Melbourne
2012 St Kevins Art show “HIGHLY COMMENDED”
2012 Deringa Art show “BEST MODERN” and “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN ART”
2012 Camberwell Art Show “HIGHLY COMMENDED”
2012 Without Pier Gallery group show2012 Red Hill Art Show
2012 Canterbury Art show
2011 Art2Muse Gallery double Bay Sydney
2011 Without pier Gallery Group show
2011 Canterbury Art show
2011 Hart Art show : “Best Contemporary Artwork”
2011 Camberwell Art show : “Highly Commended Award”
2010 Tusk Gallery group show
2010 Strathcona Art show
2010 St Kevins Art Show
2010 Solo Exibition Art2Muse Doulble Bay Sydney
2010 Canterbury Art show
2009 Strathcona Art Show
2009 Pink Lady Art Show Brighton
2009 Canterbury Art Show
2009 Melbourne Art
2008 Strathcona Art Show: “Best Contemporary award”
2008 Nexus Modern Art Gallery
2008 Canterbury Art Show
2008 Melbourne Art
2007 Melbourne Art
2007 Louey and Lane Group show2007 Ripponlea Art Show
2007 Canterbury Art Show
2007 Brighton Art Show
2007 Strathcona Art Show
2006 Black Rock Art Show
2005, 2006 Bayside Art Show
2006 Light House Foundation Art Show
2004, 2005, 2006 Canterbury Art Show
2005, 2006 Melbourne Art Fair

Commissions

Rase at Watergos Hotel

Kirsten Jackson is available to commission paintings in a range of sizes

Once you have selected the colours and style you prefer, Kirsten will make a small sample and send it to the gallery so you can approve the colour and finish. The painting can be either in oil on canvas or oil on canvas with a high gloss resin surface to enhance the colours. As the painting will be sent from Melbourne there will be a small courier fee depending on the size of the painting you select and I can send you the courier quote before you proceed. Once you have accepted the sample and the courier quote there will be a 50% deposit for Kirsten to begin the painting.  She can have it ready in four to six weeks when we will send high resolution images true to colour to make sure you are happy with the finished painting before having it framed and delivered. The price includes framing which is either in a natural timber or white inset frame.

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