hello… kitty. horton

Kitty Horton is a talented Brisbane based artist who has exhibited in solo shows in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as various group shows around Australia.
Using acrylic on wood, ink and soft sculpture toys as her favourite medium, she uses her creativity to explore concepts, ages and cultures. She has examined semiotics, historical figures, anatomy and modern Japanese culture.

Her portraits show character traits she is intrigued by as well as her own experiences and studies. Kitty’s colourful and unique style is a vibrant blend of her many inspirations

She also works on commissioned projects such as band merchandise, illustrations for festivals and events and public murals.

Where are you based? 

I live and work in my home studio in Brisbane but I also exhibit in various galleries around Australia through my Melbourne agency.

What’s your daytime job? 

I work at an art shop and study full time.

Where can we see your work on the internets? 

My website www.kittyhorton.com.au, Facebook and various google findings.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be? 

I cant imagine anything else but I would say a musician or working at a cattery.

Who or what inspires you?

Japanese culture, 1920′s nostalgia, botany, musicians and writers.

Do you have a particular fancy for a-symmetry? 

 Indeed I cant stand things being perfect it drives me insane.

Do you have a typical process for your creations? 

I usually have a few ideas or a theme depending on what events are occurring in my life at the time and work on a series exploring all the feelings and sketches.


Favourite website of the moment (doesn’t have to be art related)? 

Yes recently I have been buying things from this website:  theliterarygiftcompany.com

What’s your favourite hangout? 

Melbourne! But I guess in Brisbane..Kerbside, The Joynt, Botanical gardens (Planetarium) and various galleries.

How would you describe the Brisbane art scene? 
Slowly growing..

 What exciting new things do you have coming up? 

Well I just exhibited in four shows in October so I am taking a break to plan for my series. Nothing is concrete at the moment but if you would like to keep watch I always announce my shows on my website www.kittyhorton.com.au