Kirsty McIntyre is a Melbourne based artist who paints mainly still life featuring Australian flowers and birds, full of dialogue and complex relationships between the figures. McIntyre strives for balance and harmony between the shapes and colours to create something of beauty, joy, serenity, humour and drama.
Kirsty McIntyre’s influences include Criss Canning, Margaret Preston, Matisse, Cezanne and the Scottish colourists such as J D Fergusson and Francis Cadell. Her recent works feature a Wattle Bird who frequents her backyard. By developing a relationship with the bird, she has been able to study and paint the bird as it twists and reaches for nectar in the native Australian flowers that also are emblematic of McIntyre’s work.
McIntyre was the feature artist at the Victorian Artists Society, Roberts McCubbin Show, in March 2019 and was the guest artist at the Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition (DACE) in July; one of her works was shortlisted for the Eastbourne art prize and she was named a finalist in the St Kevins art show as well as the prestigious Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) 2019.
McIntyre’s work is held in private collections in Australia, the USA, and Europe.