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Kym Beaton

Kym Beaton meets Graeme Stevenson

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 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 2010, Kym 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’s specialty is portraits but she also finds inspiration in everyday life and the local community.

Kym 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”.

Regularly teaching and holding weekend workshops, if you find yourself inspired in Wanaka give Kym a call. She 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, she is always happy to attempt something similar, so please do contact her to discuss. Commissions are available.

You can contact Kym about her art or art techniques directly via her 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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