Best Of Flora & Fauna: Kristy-Ann Duffy

Art Edit presents a curated selection of artists whose work is inspired by nature.

The range of references in the work of Brisbane-based painter Kristy-Ann Duffy spread near and far, past and present. Australian birds and the flora that nourish them form the content of her dynamic and textured pieces, which hum with the dappled application of a diverse colour palette.

But while it is our native bounty that is most conspicuous on the canvas, the artist looks further abroad – to Van Gogh, Matisse and Degas – for technical inspiration. Learning from their colour, line-work and mastery of expression, she then composes her own detailed stories based on observances closer to home.

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