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.
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Open Studios 23rd and 24th October 2021
I am really excited to be opening my studio doors to visitors again ! Covid safety measures will be in place with a maximum of 3 visitors at a time, a one way system, masks required and handsanitiser.Open Studios 23rd and 24th October 2021Kirsty Lorenz - Artist...
The Phases of the Moon in Bindweed
I am excited to present this new body of work (along with my 'The Flowering Sun' series) with The Heriot Gallery in Edinburgh, from 3rd September to 2nd October 2021. These works are inspired by the Moon and the wild flower, Hedge Bindweed. The moon is the Earth's...
The Flowering Sun Series
I am excited to present this new body of work (along with the 'Phases of the Moon in Bindweed' series) with The Heriot Gallery in Edinburgh, from 3rd September to 2nd October 2021. ‘The Flowering Sun’ series of paintings are inspired by both the sun, and the ‘Cat’s...
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.’