Kirstin Carlin’s flower paintings occupy large spaces despite their diminutive scale. Always working on small boards cut to equal size, Carlin restricts the scale of her paintings to compress as much spontaneous energy into them as possible. Loose daubs and rapid brushstrokes create vivid impressions of her floral subjects. Flowers dissolve into viscous flurries of paint, becoming almost abstract. Their high-keyed lyricism recalls the Fauvist painters such as Vlaminck, who amplified their imagery by expressively reducing it into composites of marks and flat planes of colour.