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.
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These paintings are the size of a post-it note, 7.5cm square! Delighted to have these three tiny 'Votive Offering' posy paintings included in 'The Miniaturists III' exhibition at The Scottish Gallery . They are true to scale paintings of posies of wild Wood Sorrel,...
I've had the pleasure of co-curating the ''Time Spent Amongst Trees' exhibition with Society of Scottish Artists President Sharon Quigley. The exhibition is on at The Meffan Museum & Gallery and opened on Saturday 6th September, running until the beginning of...
‘Poesis’ – Resipole Gallery, 17th May – 28th June 2019. I am delighted to invite you to the Private View of my exhibition ‘Poesis’ on Friday 17th May 2019, from 6pm until 8pm, at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery on the scenic shores of Loch Sunart, Argyll.Included in...
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.’