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
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...
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...
You will be able to see this painting and the preparatory sketches at my next Open Studios event on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2020. This recently completed painting is called 'Diod Anfarwaldeb - The Draught of Immortality’, inspired by an ancient herbalist recipe for long...
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.’