Law’s first experience of exhibiting work was during her final year of college when her pieces were shown at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts. This opportunity provided the encouragement and inspiration to continue painting and exhibiting. Following a short break from her artwork whilst pursuing a career in Marketing, Law returned to her creative journey when she found herself at home with small children while her husband was travelling.
This time at home not only provided time for Law to return to her art, but also inspiration in terms of the subject matter that is primarily centred around her home and family.
“Sometimes I introduce phrases or words into my work when I feel like I need to convey various thoughts. For example ‘you are my world’, ‘my world for ever and ever’, ‘come home soon’ were all prominent in a series I worked on when my children were young.”
Law has always painted abstracts and has applied a great deal of thought to the combination of colours and textures that she has explored over the past two decades.
“I change my colour palette regularly to continue to challenge myself and to keep learning and growing. I also read a lot about paint techniques and spend a lot of time looking at colour and texture resource, both online and through my local library.”
“[The fabrics] bring back memories of spending time with my grandmothers. It’s really important to me to be able to incorporate this aspect of nostalgia to my work. It’s my history and my current experience combined on a canvas. I’m also a keen quilter and this love of fabric translates into the canvas from my passion for sewing.”
Law describes her artistic purpose as introducing contemporary, individual, mixed media works to as many people as she can.
I’m on a mission to encourage New Zealander’s to break free from purchasing mass produced prints as shown in home ware catalogues!"
In line with this aim, Law hopes to make original art more accessible to children with her recent ‘Bunny Series’.
“These works were created out of a passion for children to be surrounded by art: ‘real art’ – not mass produced home interior prints. My own children have original art in their bedrooms that they have selected from various art events and galleries. They talk about the work and find them to be visually inspiring. I’d love all children to have their own art in their bedrooms and the bunny series came out of this thought. People who have purchased one of my bunny paintings have talked about hanging the work in a baby nursery and I think this is really cool!”
You can view more of Law’s work on her website, kylielaw.co.nz.
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