Kylie Rusk, Browns Island from Glendowie

Originally from Hukerenui, a small country settlement north of Whangarei and now living in the seaside town of Muriwai, Kylie Rusk feels a strong connection with the land and sea. She travels along New Zealand’s shorelines, documenting scenes which she then reproduces in lithographic print and paint the studio. Her works are imbued with a sense of quiet isolation and capture the untamed grandeur of New Zealand’s scenery. Her paintings for In Good Shape represent a series of views across the shimmering waters of the Hauraki gulf to Motukorea / Browns Island, one of Auckland’s many dormant volcanoes.

Rusk graduated with a conjoint Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland in 2005 and has since worked simultaneously as an artist and a town planner. She has exhibited her paintings and stone lithographs throughout New Zealand since 2005.