I am a Scottish artist inspired by nature, particularly flowers and plants, a subject both resilient and profoundly fragile. Making art is my way of praying for its future, of loving it, of thanking it, of being connected.
By combining accuracy of detail with poetic representation and a conceptual background I aim to explore deeper themes. My work is informed by research and observation. Research has included visiting The British Museum to view the work of Victorian botanical artist Mary Delany, Kew Gardens Library and Archive and The Linnean Society to immerse myself in 15th and 16th century herbal illustrations, and to the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to study exotic plant samples.
The latest from the blog
OPEN STUDIO 29th April – 1st May 2023
I am very happy to be taking part in Open Studios North Fife this year and to be able to welcome visitors to my studio again.This year there are 73 creatives taking part in the event, a brochure, map and information about all the artists can bedownloaded from their...
Small Paintings on Exhibition in Edinburgh and Glasgow Galleries
This January I am exhibiting a range of small unframed paintings. Above and below are some examples of 6 paintings with The Morningside Gallery in Edinburgh. Next below are some vegetable flower posey paintings that I have with The Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow.
‘Remedy for a Heavy Heart’ in The Society of Scottish Artists 130th Annual Exhibition
It's always so fantastic to get the chance to see ones work in the beautiful galleries at The Royal Scottish Academy on The Mound, Edinburgh, so it was wonderful to have my painting 'Remedy for a Heavy Heart' included in The Society of Scottish Artists 130th Annual...
Giles Sutherland, The Times
‘Lorenz has moved the traditional depiction of flowers away from the twee, decorative, the domestic and aesthetically conservative, on to a more complex and ultimately satisfying level.
‘Her work transcends the ordinary and communicates an experience of nature on a higher, even spiritual level.’
Catherine Coyle, Homes and Interiors Scotland
‘Kirsty Lorenz’s floral paintings do so much more than simply record the beauty of nature’
‘Lorenz paints with a mix of accuracy and poetic representation that elevates the work beyond photorealism, allowing her to explore deeper themes.’