Kirsty Matheson has been described as an “artistic polymath” by Tom Service on BBC Radio 3, who called her art a “jaw-dropping kaleidoscope of images”. Kirsty is an abstract painter who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. As a classically trained musician, she hears the many layers of emotions contained in a piece of music and transmits the style, movement, rhythm, and dynamism into an abstract piece of art.
In 2020, Kirsty set herself the challenge to create 100 paintings about 100 pieces of music in 100 days. The 100 Days of Music as Art Project was followed by an online audience on Twitter and Instagram and created a loyal following that not only commented on the work but fought to purchase each work as they were released. This culminated in all one hundred paintings being sold by the final day of the project. Kirsty will be exhibiting a new commission of paintings inspired by Martyn Bennett’s GRIT throughout Celtic Connections.