Kylie was born and raised in Brisbane. She graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1991 with a Diploma of Education, Secondary Art. She went on to further studies part time while teaching to gain her Bachelor of Education. She taught at various High Schools for 8 years but found her true passion after having children and following her dreams to become an artist full time.
For the past 15 years Kylie has made Art her career. Kylie had a Studio Gallery in Teneriffe, where she painted and exhibited for 7 years as well as conducting Art classes for students of all ages. Kylie moved back into her home studio in 2016 to spend more time with her family and continue to grow her business. She has been painting professionally since 2003 and exhibits regularly.
In recent years Kylie has been teaching Adult and Children’s art classes 6 days a week and tutoring private art students. Last year she celebrated 16 years of after school art classes and decided it was time to take the teaching hat off and focus on her own art. However, she will continue to do private classes on the side. Her impact on her students’ lives is extensive, from tutoring preteen artists all the way through to graduating university, and she couldn’t see herself giving that up just yet.
Kylie works mainly in acrylic, with which she incorporates a variety of media to enhance the textural outcome of her work. Her paintings invite you to feel the energy of each piece. She uses a bold colourful palette to capture the energy she draws from her surroundings and her hometown Brisbane. Kylie’s cityscape collection features iconic places and views. Fun, quirky and yet strangely familiar, the paintings take you on a visual journey through Brisbane and its surrounds. Her ability to adapt her style to create any image is why her work is in such high demand. Versatility is the key, and this is being seen through a few of her new art collections as well as the broad and versatile commissions that she has been focusing on recently.