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About Kylie

 I have been infatuated with drawing from a young age. It is intrinsic to the process of my art practice. Drawing enables a simplification of subject matter, providing a catalyst for interpretation, expression, and exploration of time and place.

From time to time I delve into the world of colour, however, primarily I embrace the use of monotone in my artwork, enjoying the limited palette in which i can express my thoughts.

Kylie Fogarty Artist, plain air drawing at Tulip Top Gardens
Kylie Fogarty Artist, plain air drawing at Tulip Top Gardens

Fogarty is a full time, exhibiting visual artist, who is based in Canberra. An award winning artist, she enjoys creating in her studio, as well as collaborating with others on projects, and accepting commissions from art enthusiasts.

I enjoy attending workshops to hone and extend my skills, I have had the pleasure of learning from some of Australia’s great artists such as Sue Taylor – Portrait Artist, Archibald Finalist, Cees Schleidrecht, Glenda Charles, Geoff  Ginn as well as award winning Canberra based Printmaker – Artist Jo Hollier.

Inspired by my love of the animal kingdom, immediate environment or moments in time which have evoked feelings of strong emotions, I utilise the diverse choice of various mediums and genres to communicate my work.

You may have seen her artwork – “Wattle Study Vii” on the box of Madame Flavour’s Australian Grey Teas or viewed her large scaled mixed media works “The Grand Duo and Stringybark Study No.2” in the lobby of Quest Canberra CityWalk Apartments.

Loose winding organic forms, delicate, highly detailed line work and softly blended tones convey her fascination of cloud formations, coastal scenes, and narrative moments of time. Kylie employs contemplative, subtle yet bold expressive marks to explore her response to the natural world.

As an admirer of all things tiny, Kylie is a member of the Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) Inc, and also the Art In Miniature (AIM) Group of Canberra.

Kylie’s intaglio etching “Brushtail Possum” was exhibited amongst the many beautiful prints of the “2013 Animalia Print Exchange.

The 2013 Animalia Print Exchange Exhibition raised $4,200 for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. It was exhibited in The Milk Gallery, Bowral; Sydney; Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy and also in the U.S.A.

This collection is now permanently archived in the National Gallery of Australia, along with the 2015 Animalia Print Exchange.

In 2013, “Bird on a Rock” – Miniature Line Drawing , was acquired for the use in a broadside gift, for International acclaimed Poet Anne Carson, for ‘Nox’ by Stanford University.

Kylie’s works are held in art collections nationally and worldwide. She has exhibited in both Solo and Juried Group Exhibitions Internationally. Please visit the Exhibitions page to read more about her past Exhibitions, Awards and Press.

Kylie’s work can be found at Aarwun Gallery, Gallery of Small Things (GOST)Suki & Hugh Gallery,  and is also available at Humble House gallery, .BDA Interiors, as well as being the Artist in Resident at the wonderful Barton Estate Winery, Murrumbatemen.

Kylie has illustrated three books, Friendly Fred Meets Tiberious, by Joyce Will, Children’s Book, The Misadventures of Chris the Sheep, a collaboration with the RSPCA ACT, Children’s book; Azure Assurances – a book of interpretive drawings of poetry by Hobart writer Crystal Davies, and along with other illustrators, contributed to the children’s book, Wendel, by Victoria Jones.

I love making art. It is part of who I am, and when I am unable to create for long periods of time I feel as though a part of me is missing.

I like to push my artistic boundaries. I endeavour to master new techniques, while taking the opportunity to research and experiment with mediums and foundations.

As a multidisciplinary artist, I relish each opportunity that an inspiration presents to extend my art practice. Often what first appeals will be further challenged to ensuing new techniques which are then adapted as far as possible to extend into other mediums that I utilise.

Kylie uses Professional Grade Paints, Pencils, Pens, Pigmented Inks, Mediums, Canvases and Fine Art Papers in all her artworks. They are also varnished where appropriate to protect your artworks for years to come.

Kylie welcomes enquiries for commissions, so please do not hesitate to be in touch with any special requests!

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