Kirsty Neilson

About Kirsty

b. 1987 Sydney


Sydney based artist Kirsty Neilson is known for her fine detailed portrait work, stunning landscapes and figurative subject matter. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting she has been successful in prestigious Australian art prizes including the Archibald, Portia Geach and Mosman Art Prize. Kirsty is a member of Portrait Artists Australia and paints on a full time basis with ongoing portrait and landscape commission work from a wide range of clientele. Her use of vibrant colours, high contrast style and fine detail is the hallmark of her paintings and gives the viewer an intimate and personal experience when up close. People and their stories are what inspires Kirsty along with other creative mediums such as photography. She is interested in composition and keeping things relevant to worldly issues.



Bachelor of Fine Arts degree – National Art School


Portrait Artists Australia