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Kym Beaton

Kym Beaton meets Graeme Stevenson

Colour in Your Life featured artist Kym Beaton appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Sixteen (16)

Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.

Colour in all it’s delicious combinations inspires Kym Beaton to paint.

Kym Beaton began painting seriously in 2001 while raising a young family. This became her ‘window of sanity’ where she made sense of her world through the calming routine of applying colour to a surface. Landscapes, portraits, life drawing – it was all fodder for her brush. In 2010Kym Beaton and her family moved to Wanaka, a ski town in southern New Zealand, where the mountains, forests and lake lead her artistic expression.Kym Beaton’s specialty is portraits but she also finds inspiration in everyday life and the local community.

Kym Beaton works on canvas or paper and she uses acrylic paint, ink and soft pastels.

Her style has been described as “colourful and energetic, with effective mark making” and “bold and honest”.

Kym Beaton regularly teaches and holds weekend workshops, so if you find yourself inspired in Wanaka give Kym a call.


Kym Beaton has successfully exhibited in her hometown of Sydney, Australia as well as locally in Wanaka and Arrowtown.

Her paintings are for purchase and can be done by contacting her via

If the painting you like has been sold, I am always happy to attempt something similar, so please do contact her to discuss. Commissions are available.

You can contact the artist about their art or art techniques directly via their website at

Awards include:

Viewers Choice Award – Wanaka Arts Society 2017

2nd Place – Pastel Challenge Jan 2017 PANZ

Merit – Pastel Challenge May 2017 PANZ

Overall Winner – Wanaka Arts Society 2015

Overall Winner – Wanaka Arts Society 2013

Highly Commended’ – Northbridge Art Prize 2005

Episode: S16E10

Original Air Date: 9th February 2018

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