Kristy-Ann Duffy - Artist Statement
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The beauty of the natural environment and wildlife is my main inspiration. I have painted a wide variety of subjects, but focus on capturing and sharing my passion for birds in my paintings. This passion blossomed during the time I spent living in the Kakadu National Park, and continues to grow. I spend many happy hours observing and photographing birds.
As most artists do, I started by focusing on capturing a reasonable likeness of the subject. As I have grown as an artist, I have become more expressive in my work, using colour, texture and line to capture the spirit and the personality of the subject. I aim to share special moments spent with birds through my art. In my close observation of birds, I have noticed many interesting behaviours in birds, including many that parallel human conduct, which I endeavor to portray in my work.