Whilst being fully immersed in a professional marketing and communications career Kylie spent her nights focused on her dream of becoming a full-time artist. This involved painting long into the night and surviving on little sleep. During this time she and her husband raised a family and she juggled her time to grab an hour or two whenever possible to pick up a paintbrush.
The end of 2017 signalled a change when she turned away from corporate life and refocused her efforts into renewing her love of painting. Her home offers the perfect place to paint and she says she often wonders why she’d neglected this beautiful environment for so many years.
Kylie’s first glimpse of being an artist was back in her college days when she was encouraged by an art teacher to submit work to the NZ Academy of Fine Arts. She had two pieces accepted in her first submission and has been hooked on exhibiting ever since!
Kylie’s colour palette is predominantly delicate with finely depicted florals crafted across larger and bolder background imagery. Her mixed media techniques, developed through trial and error, tears and determination have become the signature for her unique, recognisable and authentic works