Artist of the Outback Creative] Kristy Flynn
Who are your influences? Mako Waki and more recently Aaron Pocock have had huge influences on me, but I would have to say De-Gilette and her techniques have had a major influence on my work. In saying that, I do think all artists have some sort of influence on you in some way whether it be to your taste or not.
Where in Australia do you find your best source of inspiration? In my backyard, the coast, the outback, trees, landscapes, rivers and even zoos. Australia has an endless supply which I am only to happy to take advantage of
What do you find are the most difficult subjects to capture/paint/draw? Definitely horses. They are so beautiful but would have to be one of my biggest challenges. Drawing them is where I struggle the most. Most paintings only only take a week or two but horses can be frustrating and usually take me much longer
What makes you start to create a piece and how do you know when you are finished? Lucky for me I have never wondered what I am going to paint next as I have an endless supply of photos and sometimes I cannot wait to start the next painting even though I am still on another one. Composition, colour, humour all help me to choose my next piece. As for when am I finished, well most probably never as I am a perfectionist and I am always fixing paintings even after I have signed them
Do you have an artwork you are most proud of and why? I am proud of most of my artwork. Every new painting I feel I am getting better. If I had to pick a favourite it would be my polar bear painting it turned out perfect. It is probably the only one that I haven’t altered when finished.
What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without? Most probably would have to be my Camera or phone but then again I absolutely love my palette knife or my Atelier paint, actually come to think of it I don’t think I could live without any of them. Haha.
What would you like to achieve out of your art? Where do you see yourself in a couple of years? I would like to be able to quit my numerous jobs and make painting a full time job. That would be the best