A bit about my painting
I've painted since my mother figured I could use my hands. Mum went to art school (Yale) and started me early. I've drawn and painted in oils since the age of 5,. Watercolour and aquarelle sticks, pen & ink, acrylic paints and inks, charcoal and the occasional sculpture came in college art classes (Cornell). Full-sized wall murals started in grad school. I often use both drawing and painting materials one media together (watercolours with aquarelle sticks or oil paints and oil bars).
I've varied in subject and style over the years, from quite representational to more abstract. I focus on either water or things that grow. People, fruits, flowers, vegetables & seashells have all been favorite subjects, for their gorgeous colours and intricate shapes. Biology is incredible. Tree portraits have been an on-going theme, for trees' beauty, for the way they create space around us and for the sense of power and majesty one gets from them. I do believe that trees protect the earth, certainly in a literal biological sense but also something more. Water has always been a fascination, whether a koi pool or a lake or the ocean, because of the extaordinary effects of changing light and movement. Living in Sydney, my current obsession is with waves for colour & shape, light & sheer power.
Mum wound up working as a doctor's secretary to make a steady income, despite her phenomenal portrait skills, so the message was delivered early: don't depend on your artwork to support yourself. I've worked in developing countries on project design for most of my life, and I still do some environmental economics, on forest and ocean protection. I've traveled a lot, and lived in several countries. Much of my work was in watercolours or pen and ink for that reason. I've had work in shows and in private collections and I've also been Visiting Artist, summers at Art Study in Giverny France, where we had the extraordinary priviledge of working in the gardens summer evenings and Mondays when the gardens were closed to the public. I now work out of a wonderful spot: the Artists District of Headland Park, run by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.
Kit Hoisington, Bldg 1, Headland Park Artists District, 1100a Middle Head Rd. Mosman, (opposite Cobbittee St.) NSW Australia phone: 0416 179767