Featured Artist: Kirsty Davidson

Kirsty Davidson  A4 Limited Edition Wolf Giclee Print

FK chats to artist Kirsty Davidson about her love of fauna, predator and prey!  We can’t wait to see her vibrant gouache work at the upcoming Melbourne Markets!

How would you describe your style of artwork and how has this evolved?
Textural and layered through a palette of vibrant earthen tones.  Experimenting with new surfaces, mediums and colours are all parts of my works evolutionary process.

What is your background and what lead you to where you are today?
Since I was a young girl I have always been busy using my hands to create, whether it was painting, drawing, drafting, flower arranging or jewellery making!  After studying ‘Interior Architecture and Design’ at RMIT, I travelled to be inspired by new surroundings and encounters.  The ones that formed a creative impact, were with the creatures and terrains I experienced along the way.

Kirsty Davidson Arctic Bunny Giclee Print

Kirsty Davidson A4 Limited Edition Foxy Giclee Print

Who or what inspires your work?
I have always surrounded myself with local Fauna, bringing home any stray or injured animal I came across.  Predator or Prey, I always embraced and saw purity in the living creatures within the natural realm.  They are the inspiration for my works content.

What materials do you prefer to work with and which ones would you like to explore more?
I love working with gouache!  It’s a new medium for me.  I usually work with acrylics, pencil, pen and pastel.  A lot of my works on paper are pencil and gouache.  I’m looking forward to exploring more illustrative works and mediums.

Kirsty Davidson artist

Describe your workspace and surroundings and what your creative process is.
My workspace is mobile and versatile.  It can be in my dining room, garage, or daughters bedroom!  I am lucky these areas are flooded with natural light and a lush outlook… and yes, a tribe of adopted creatures.

What advice would you give others wanting to follow a similar path?
To keep working on what you are passionate about.

Kirsty Davidson Koala Giclee Print

Kirsty Davidson Woodland Owl Print

What has been your favourite project/collaboration to work on?
I feel like this journey has been with another artist friend of mine.  For years we have shared ideas on projects and travelled markets selling our works.  In a sense it has been my favourite collaboration.  I am also excited about starting work on a small project with my sister who is a wonderful writer.

What aspirations do you have for the future, and where do you hope to see your work?
I am incredibly lucky to work on pieces I am passionate about and have a great response to them.  All I could wish for the future is the same.


Kirsty Davidson Macaw Giclee Print

One Comment

  • Renee says:

    That rabbit picture is amazing (well they all are, but I’m particularly drawn to the bunny). Can’t wait for Finders Keepers so I can stock up on amazing things like these art works!

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