Painter | France

kirstin mccoy

Kirstin Mccoy - Painter
"Layer by layer, colour by colour, I paint the essence, spirit, and energy of the world around me."

Kirstin McCoy is an Irish painter who lives and works in the South of France. Influenced by the Impressionists, Expressionists and Fauvists, her canvases capture the wonders of nature, flora and fauna, under the brilliant “southern light” as well as seascapes from the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.

Pollinating Homes

At times McCoy zooms in on nature’s subjects, be it the petals and stigma of a flower, or the marked wings of a butterfly, and at times a more distant position, looking down a cascading alley of autumnal trees. Painting in ”plein air”, as a witness to their beauty, she brings their spirit to people’s homes, as reminders of the essence of life.

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Colour Energy

McCoy employs both palette knives and brushes to achieve her painterly surface. This energy and dynamism is paired with a vivid colour palette to capture the essence, spirit and energy of the world around her. She believes in the expressive power of colour, taking her inspiration from the likes of Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh and David Hockney.

Crossing Continents

Kirstin McCoy graduated from the National College of Art, Ireland. She has exhibited internationally with notable exhibition venues including the Saatchi Gallery, London. Her works are featured in private collections worldwide, including the UK, France, Germany, USA, Canada and Qatar.


Butterfly Abstracts

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Flower Abstracts

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Seascapes / Boats

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