Venue 16: Amy Kirkwood | Colourist

Open: Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Mon-Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs late night 10am-8pm.
Venue: Studio 19, 19 Leighcliff Buildings, Leighcliff Rd SS9 1DJ
www.amykirkwood.com

Amy is a painter and designer whose work explores the emotive qualities of colour, texture and nostalgia.

Her practice is dedicated to blurring the boundaries between painting and design. She loves to experiment with textural painting, collage and text to create inquisitive designs that are visually captivating and curious to the eye. Nostalgia fills her imagination, and daily life is where Amy seeks her inspiration.  Using art as a source of soul-food and energy, her expressive painting technique embodies how she is feeling and ‘experiencing’ life at the time of creation. One year, she may be travelling. The next, she might be living in New Zealand. This year, Amy is focusing on the theme of ‘home’ to coincide with her current project where she is laying down roots and building a life and creative business with her kiwi nomad here, in Leigh-on-Sea.