“I would say that I am slightly obsessed about textures and a real ‘hands-on’ processes of manipulating materials. I think it is important to have physical contact with the fabrics I work with, and to enjoy the qualities of touch as much as form and colour. Starting a new piece is like going on a new adventure – I always think I know where I am going, but invariably the journey is never as straight forward as planned. Without exception, in everything I do there emerges a familiar pattern of finding order from chaos, and I find that process very compelling.”
In 1999 Kirsty graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Hons degree. She continued her education in East Sussex completing a 2-year HND in Illustration.
In the time Kirsty lived in Brighton she trained to become a secondary school teacher, and following a successful few years working as an artist in Brighton, she took a teaching post in Ipswich and relocated to rural Suffolk. Over several years she and her husband built a home and a fabulous art studio and workshop. As their children were still small, Kirsty split her time between teaching art at local schools, working in her studio and looking after the family.
Kirsty’s work is collected throughout the UK. in 2017 she had work in the Washington Green Summer collection, and her solo show earlier in 2018 was a sell-out event.