Sunday, Oil on canvas 2011 by Kirsten Lilford

Captonian based artist Kirsten Lilford has made massive leaps in her young career, and has no intention of slowing down. Her paintings give you a glimpse of stories, which leaves you with a haunting feeling of a memory lost.  

 

Warm water, Oil on canvas 2011 by Kirsten Lilford
Warm water, Oil on canvas 2011 by Kirsten Lilford

 

After graduating in 2011 from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, Kirsten was awarded the South African Society of Artists Award for Excellence in Painting.

 

Week end, Oil on canvas 2014 by Kirsten Ililford
Week end, Oil on canvas 2014 by Kirsten Lilford

 

In her young career she has exhibited in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Venice. Her style of painting echos the work of nineteenth-century realists, which have developed and transformed into her unique contemporary style.

 

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The Quiet, Oil on canvas, 2012 by Kirsten Lilford

 

Kirsten’s imagery comes from everyday snapshots of suburban landscape, domestic scenes and family outings. Through her process and style she sets a slightly sinister tone that is haunting and beautiful.

For more information visit Kirsten’s website.


 

All images courtesy of www.kirstenlilford.com

Compiled by Sanri Pienaar