Artist Bio - Kryssy Byrne
What makes art so special?
Pablo Picasso once said: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”.
This is what I set out to achieve with my art, following the path of creative pursuits to nourish the daily life of ‘our souls’ by bringing light and colour into the world. I was a keen artist from an early age and had that inner feeling of creativity.
I earned an MBA degree from my University in Poland then relocated to London where I attended art classes and studied form, colour, composition, style, mediums and the main rules of art. Unfortunately, I was unable to continue developing my art for many years because of marriage, motherhood and professional commitments. Years passed and luckily in 2013 in Melbourne - Australia I continue with my desire to paint in my own studio, facing a picturesque view of Sanctuary Lakes Golf Course, Victoria.
Influenced by French Impressionist artists I use parts of their approach in a contemporary way, which gives me significant challenges, freedom and fun that this niche gives me to experiment with my style. I began to paint in acrylics then moved onto oil paints as the main medium, painting all prima. Through my work and personal magical experiences, I love to create bold colourful brushstrokes. Applying texture, movement and spontaneous shapes in sky colours, light, shadows and reflections. I paint scenes from life or from my own reference photographs, travels and emotional response to precious memories from the countries I have lived in as well as my own back yard in particular Australia’s beautiful and varied coastline.
In my artistic journey I love my artwork to stand out, speak to viewers and appeal to their eyes, heart’s and evoke warm and positive responses. Painting plays a large part in my art life these days. I also play golf and have painted a few golf scenes.
I am a member of the Victorian Artist Society and an active contributor to art shows, art communities and charities.
Hoppers Crossing art painting workshops 2013-2016
Monthly Workshops with David Chen 2017-2019
Regular guidance with Colley Whisson
Sunny Art Centre London 1999
Member of Victorian Artists Soviety
Tatura Rotary Art Show 2014
Mambourin Enterprises Charity 2014, 2015, 2016
Sanctuary Lakes Club- 2015 Foundation Day Charity
Werribee Rotary Art Show 2016
Tatura Rotary Art Show 2016-11-28
Mount View Art Show 2018
"Roots" Polish Art Fundation Show 2018 - Victorian Artists SocietyÃÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ
Victorian Artist Society Show February 2019
Moonee Valley Art Show 2019
The Knox Art Show 2019
Mornington Peninsula Art Show 2020
Moonee Valley Virtual Art Show 2020
Winter Ehibition Victorian Artist Society 2020
Inspired by Impressionists Masters, Modern Impresionists like David Chen , Colley Whisson, Heart, Love , Memories and Soul.