Kristine Ballard

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Kristine  Ballard Oblique Clarity
Oblique Clarity
oil on canvas
122 x 152 cm
Kristine  Ballard Coral Castle
Coral Castle
oil on timber panel
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Kristine  Ballard Coral Cluster
Coral Cluster
oil on timber panel
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Kristine  Ballard Coral Pipes
Coral Pipes
oil on timber panel
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Kristine  Ballard Underwater Playground 1
Underwater Playground 1
oil on timber panel
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Kristine  Ballard Underwater Playground 2
Underwater Playground 2
oil on timber panel
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Kristine  Ballard Aquamarine Dream
Aquamarine Dream
oil on canvas
122 x 61 cm
Kristine  Ballard Meridian Tides
Meridian Tides
oil on canvas
122 x 152 cm
Kristine  Ballard Palm Grove
Palm Grove
oil on canvas
61 x 122 cm
Kristine  Ballard Coastal Caretakers
Coastal Caretakers
oil on canvas
152 x 122 cm
Kristine  Ballard Early Risers
Early Risers
oil on canvas
76 x 76 cm
Kristine  Ballard Lavender Lights
Lavender Lights
Acrylic on canvas (framed)
64 x 64 cm
Kristine  Ballard Native Plumage
Native Plumage
oil on canvas
79 x 54 cm
Kristine  Ballard Ensemble Of A River Tide
Ensemble Of A River Tide
oil on canvas
120 x 153 cm
Kristine  Ballard Morning Light
Morning Light
Acrylic on canvas (framed)
64 x 64 cm
Kristine  Ballard Opera To Summer Rise
Opera To Summer Rise
oil on canvas
120 x 153 cm
Kristine  Ballard Southern Shoreline
Southern Shoreline
oil on canvas
152 x 122 cm

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Kristine  Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard Statement

Saturated colour and strong movement are signature strokes of a style I call ‘Fragmatism’. Images float, dissolve and fragment across the canvas. I specialise in semi-abstract still life and landscape paintings. Connections to our environment and the objects that fill them, are themes that continue to inspire my creative practice. Translating the vibrancy of life through colour is my life long quest.
Based in Sydney, Australia I have exhibited both nationally and internationally. Completing art residencies in New York, Venice and Fiji has played an important part of my art practice. I also enjoy helping others find their own creative path, this I do as the Arts presenter of EdTV Australia, conducting art functions and teaching one-to-one art classes.


In keeping with Picasso’s endeavours to ‘think like a six year old’, I believe that the world is
a magical place, and that there is beauty to be found in the simplest of subjects. Dramatic colour and high contrast tones are the features that attract my attention when selecting new subjects for my work. Inspired by everyday objects and locations, still life and landscapes are my focus.
It all starts with observation, sitting in one spot for a while and watching the colours shift as the light changes throughout the day. One of my great pleasures is sketching on site. Translating these moments to paper leads the way in capturing the energy of that time, that I can then translate into an artwork through paint on canvas. Sometimes it is overwhelming, everywhere I look, there lies the potential for a new piece. Stimulating the senses with the sweep of pure colour on canvas is my greatest delight. Capturing the life of an inanimate subject, be it a building or a cup, is a worthy challenge. All items respond to their environments, and, like a chameleon, can change their colour and mood many times. I work with a heightened colour palette. An admirer of the Fauve artists such as Franz Marc and Kandinsky, and their expressive hues, my quest for colour, and the perfect combination to ‘capture a moment’ will always be a driving force throughout my work. I have developed a style I call ‘fragmatism’. The shapes are created from my belief that our perceptions are often a compilation of reality and experience. Objects decompose and merge into one another. Like our memories, images float, dissolve and fragment into something new, yet familiar. ‘Fragmatism’ has evolved from a uniting of influences and admirations. The style is inspired by the cubists deconstruction process, the orphic explorations of the Fauves and the Nabi’s endeavour to synthesise nature and aesthetics. These artist’s had a passion for colour. Colour and emotion are inextricably linked. Andre Derain, one of the leaders of the Nabi group reflected on their obsessions... “We were always intoxicated with colour, with words that speak of colour, and with the sun that makes colours live.”


It is perhaps this comment that helps me understand why I am always attracted to areas where the sun radiates strongly. I am not sure if this is particular to my Australian culture, or that the shock of red hair that I carry never lets me see a grey world? Portraying this collaboration of intense energy and vibrancy is my ambition throughout my work. There are so many things in the world that I wish to translate to canvas, that I am never lost for inspiration. I am adamant that the best way to paint and draw must come directly from my own experiences. It’s how I connect throughout my art making process. Every piece I make has a tale to it. Perhaps I just like stories too much? I hope to invite the viewer into my technicolour spectrum and through my work, show them how delightful the world can be.


Kristine Ballard Resumé

1992: Bachelor of Design (BAD) University of Newcastle
1992- Graphic Designer/
2015: Design Manager
1999-2012: Art Teacher/art facilitator (Director Northshore School of Arts)
2009: France: Plein-air Painting in the South of France.
2010: Spain: Plein-air Painting in Barcelona & Andalusia
2011: New York: Art Residency with The Art Students League of New York
2012: Residency at Monsalvat, Melbourne
2013: New York: Art Residency with The Art Students League of New York AWARDED THE RUTH KATZMAN SCHOLARSHIP
2014/15: Venice: Art Residency with Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
2015: Arts Presenter: EDTV Australia
2014/15/16: Fiji: Art Residency
and Art Teacher

2016 – Solo Show, Colour Walk, Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Private Hospital, Feb - Mar
2016 – Art Residency & Wshop Instructor, Fiji, Dec 15 - Jan
2015 – Solo Show: Flourish, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney, Oct2015 – Linden Postcard Prize: Victoria, Sep 2015
2015 – RAWSYDNEY: Bold Showcase , Sydney, Sep
2015 – Finalist Winner: Art Toppling Tobacco
2015 – Calleen Art Prize, Finalist, May
2015 – GROUP SHOWx6, Matthew Gillet Gallery, April
2014 – Group Show, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney, Jan
2014 – Art Residency Koro Sun, SavuSavu, Fiji, Dec
2014 – SOLO SHOW Cangiante, CK Gallery, Sydney
2014 – Heysen Art Prize, SA (Finalist)
2014 – Glebe Art Show, Sydney (Highly Commended WOP)
2014 – Art Residency: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice, Italy
2014 – Duo Show CHROMA Tap Gallery
2013 – 3 person show, Art2Muse, Sydney
2013 – Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2013 – SOLO Show: Riversong, Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney, Sep
2013 – Mt Eyre Art Prize (Short List), Rex Livingston Galley, Sydney
2013 – Tempe Historic House Group Show, Sydney
2013 – Hunters Hill Art Show, Sydney
2013 – LDLD Group Show. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney
2013 – Muswellbrook Art Prize. (Finalist in WOP Section)
2012 – Group Show, Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Hawkesbury Art Prize, Blue Moon Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
2012 – Kaleidoscope (SOLO Show), Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Show, Sydney (Finalist OPEN Section)

2012 – Group Show, Vive La France, Boyd Art Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Group Show Spirited, Peacock Gallery, Sydney
2012/2013 – Kings School Art Show, Sydney
2012/2013 – Waverley Art Prize (Works on Paper)
2012 – Group Show, Banksia Art Gallery
2012 – St Ignatius Riverview School Art Show, Sydney
2012/2013 – Hunters Hill Art Show, Sydney
2012 – DUO Show: Verve, Art2muse, Double Bay, Sydney
2011 – Group Show: Intimate, Wilson St @ Danks, Sydney
2011 – Group Show: ‘Xmas Salon Show’: Artsite Gallery, Sydney
2011 – Arts ile de ré (Australian artists in France): Promenarts: France
2011 – National Trust Harper’s Mansion Still Life Show (Finalist)
2011 – I heart Kirribilli Show (First Prize – Painting)
2011 – Group Show: The Great Unknown: Artsite Gallery, Sydney
2011 – The Kings School Art Show, Sydney
2011 – Pine Street Print Makers Show, Sydney
2011 – The Art Students League of New York: Residency Show
2011 – Artist Portfolio Issue 2. California, USA. (Honorable Mention)
2011 – Marrickville X Show. ESP Gallery Marrickville.
2011 – Combined Art Societies Annual Exhibition (Finalist in Painting)
2010/11 – France: Pieces showing with Promenarts Gallery
2010/11/14 – Hornsby Art Prize
2010 /14 – Waterbrook Art Prize, Sydney
2010 – St George Art Society (Commended – Works on Paper)
2010 – Liverpool Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse
2010 – Group Show, La Rochelle, France
2009/10/11/13 – Blacktown City Art Prize

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