About

Flowers have been a central subject in my work since 2003, depicting them in different ways and contexts through painting, drawing, mixed media and installation.

 

 

‘Lorenz has moved the traditional depiction of flowers away from the twee, decorative, the domestic and the 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.’

Giles Sutherland, The Times

Ongoing projects include:

‘Plants, Medicine and Magic’ portraying plants and flowers with herbalist healing properties, referenced in ancient and modern times. These compositions aim to capture some of the mystery and magic of their healing properties. More info in these blog posts.

‘Votive Offerings’ is a project I began in 2013, it is an ongoing series of portrayals of wild flower posies I have made and left around Scotland, and further afield. The work explores the motif of the posy as gift, prayer or message, as well as the poetics of the act of making and leaving the posies in different environments or locations. The flower posies as a Votive Offering are ephemeral in themselves, quickly wilting and dying, but the portrayal of them renders them more permanent.

For PRESS articles about my work click here.

I studied Art and Art History at Goldsmiths College, London 1989-92. I am based in rural Fife at my unusual studio on Platform 2, Ladybank Railway Station. Ladybank Railway Station is a functioning station on the line from Edinburgh to Dundee. Built c.1850, my studio used to be the old station restaurant rooms looking straight onto the platform, I renovated these rooms to create the studio in 2009.
Kirsty Lorenz in her studio