I am a Scottish artist inspired by nature, particularly flowers and plants.

My subject is rich in history and meaning, it is both resilient and profoundly fragile. Making art is my way of praying for its future, of loving it, of thanking it, of being connected. I want to do more than simply record the beauty of nature, and by combining accuracy of detail with poetic representation and a conceptual background aim to explore deeper themes.

Scotland is rich in wild flowers and Physic Gardens, and it is here that I find much of my inspiration. Painting and drawing are at the heart of my practise, though I have also incorporated text, textiles, sound and film in artworks. My work is informed by research into my subject and by the work of other creative people, such as the Victorian botanical artist Mary Delany, the colour and energy of Winifred Nicholson’s paintings, the ideas of plant energy and our relationship to nature written about by Stephen Buhner and Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The latest from the blog

Artists in Conversation – Live Zoom Event

Artists in Conversation – Live Zoom Event

To view the LIVE ZOOM ‘Artists in Converstion’ that I had with fellow Fife artists Helen Glassford and Kirsty Whiten on 10th October please click HERE. Speaking from our respective Fife studios three established, contrasting artists - inspired by plants and flowers...

Virtual Open Studio 10th & 11th October 2020

Virtual Open Studio 10th & 11th October 2020

This weekend 10th & 11th October 2020 I am having my first Virtual Open Studio which will include the following : FILM - Presenting a (very) short film introducing my studio and my work, which I will post here on my BLOG and on social media. SHOP - Offering a...

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.’