Toni Kingstone creates flowing, abstract seascapes and landscapes that celebrate Aotearoa and the magic light of dusk and dawn, leading the viewer to a place of calm contemplation. Themes include environmental and social issues, but her prime influencer is nature itself.
“I begin with a concept and am initially led by the flow of the paint itself – guiding the direction with intuitive action painting, then adding or removing elements with a palette knife or brush until I achieve my vision. Essentially abstract, the viewer may see my original idea but can also interpret their own mind’s unique creation.”
Currently working with fluid acrylics and metallic pigments, each painting is finished with resin which brings the reflective pigments to life, lending the illusion of sunlight sparkling on sand and water, amplifying the colours and conveying a depth to the finished work that is revealed when light plays across the surface.
Kingstone has shown her work in a range of art shows and exhibitions and held two solo exhibitions. Her paintings and limited edition prints can be found in the homes of collectors and art lovers both here in NZ and internationally.