"Colour in all it's delicious combinations inspires me to paint."
KYM BEATON (APANZ)
My paintings are created through an exploration of emotion, expression and colour using mark making to create texture and drama in combination with subject to create emotive original artworks. Each painting holds a unique message which I'm compelled to express.
The ability to express myself by laying down pigment onto a surface is pure therapy from real life. To me my paintings are portals… they are windows of sanity which I invite you into.
You'll find my soft pastel and mixed media artworks are inspired by both Australian coastlines and Sth Island New Zealand mountains, as well as people I meet.
In 2019 I was filmed for an Australian television production called 'Colour In Your Life'.
Click on the video below to see how I go about creating my art and through my contact page let me know what you think.
Contact me if you see a painting you'd like to know more about or buy.
Commissions are also welcomed.
Awarded Artist Member (APANZ) Pastel Artists of NZ May 2023
Merit Award: 'Where Peaceful Waters Flow' – PANZ National Exhibition April 2023
1st Place: 'Patience' – PANZ Pastel Challenge Nov 2022
Merit Award: 'Low Tide' – PANZ National Exhibition April 2022
1st Place: 'Dinner Service' – PANZ Pastel Challenge March 2021
2nd Place: 'First Light On Black Peak' – PANZ Pastel Challenge Jun 2020
Highly Commended: 'Red Welly Adventure' – Wanaka Arts Labour Weekend Exhibition 2019
Viewers Choice Award: 'Elemental Poet' – Wanaka Arts 2017
2nd Place: 'Grandpa's Shed'– PANZ Pastel Challenge Jan 2017
Overall Winner: 'Country Road, Milawa' – Wanaka Arts Labour Weekend Exhibition 2015
Overall Winner: 'Sydney Summer Swim'– Wanaka Arts Labour Weekend Exhibition 2013
Highly Commended: 'Smith's Lake' – Northbridge Art Prize 2005