About Kirsten Elswood
Kirsten was born in Clifton in 1967, and has spent much of her life steeped in the topography of the South West of England. She divided her time between Devon and Newlyn, before moving permanently to Penzance, Cornwall in 2019. She is a contemporary, semi-abstract landscape painter, working in a variety of different mediums. Her landscapes draw from the space and sense of the wild that she finds in Cornwall. Memory and the directly observed meet on her rich surfaces, combining a restful palette with dynamic line and paint work.
Education Newlyn School of Art - Defining Practice 2018-2019 Exeter College, Exeter, Devon — FdA Fine Art (Distinction)
ESCAPES INTO ABSTRACTION - JUPITER GALLERY, NEWLYN 2020 Joint show.
THE BIGGER PICTURE GALLERY - CREDITON, 2019 Joint show.
LANDSCAPES - NO. 4 GALLERY, BAMPTON, 2018 Solo show.
FAULTLINE - ROAMING EXHIBITION, 2016 Joint show. DOS - GLOSS GALLERY, EXETER, 2013 Joint show with Devon Open Studios