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Hi, I'm Izabella (Izzy) Kitching. I am a 14 year old school student based in Perth, Australia.
I started seriously drawing at the age of 6 and said to my Mum and Dad "when I grow up I want to be an artist" - and I still do.
I am interested in a variety of artistic genres. I love being creative, experimenting with new techniques and being able to stretch myself even further.
I have spent the majority of my life in Perth but for 3 years I lived on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. In 2013 when I was 11 I had my first Solo Exhibition at Fix 8 Gallery in Sydney and in 2015 I have been really excited to win my age categories for the Mosman Youth Art Prize, Sydney, the Black Swan Youth Portraiture Prize, Perth, the Bayswater Youth Art Prize, Perth and the Young Portia Art Award in Sydney.
In 2016 I won the Gosnells Art Award Youth prize, Perth, Ifulikeart Youth Drawing Prize, Sydney, and the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists (Lower Secondary Category), Perth, and came second in the Ifulikeart Portraiture Prize, Sydney and Mosman Youth Art Prize (12-14 category) Sydney.
I have studied under Thea Kitson (Artist) & Jason Trevenen (Cartoonist) in Perth. In Sydney I studied under Jo Stanes (Artist); with Art & Co.'s Carly Casey & Jaimee Paul, Katherine Edney and Nicole Kelly and Ben Smith (Artist). Studying with Ben is where I learnt academic oil painting techniques.
With art you can create anything just from your imagination. It opens up so many different worlds and that makes it really exciting for me. My art is often an expression of how I am thinking or feeling so I find it really interesting to stand back and look at my art once it is finished or even some time later.
It feels really wonderful when I create something that someone else loves too. I hope you like my art and thank you for taking the time to look at my website. Izzy