Abstract oil paintings

About Kirsten Lei

Kirsten Lei was born in the seventies in Oslo, Norway. She is now an Austin, Texas artist and has made it her home. Her abstract oil paintings are colorfully organic conveying a sense of depth, mystery and light...

Kirsten Lei, fine art abstract oil painter in Austin, Texas

Latest journal entries


October 15, 2012

Terribilit√•, an Italian term that translates as “emotional intensity” I’ve been reading about Michelangelo Buonarroti in The Secret Lives Of Great Artists, and this term was used to describe him and his work. It was the word I was chewing on in my brain as I was working on this piece. Another for the Bastrop […]


Thoughts on how to reach for creative authenticity.

September 29, 2012

Another one of the seven for the Brewhouse titled Reaching. I was reading the other day in Creative Authenticity by Ian Roberts, one of my favorite books by the way. ¬†That as artists “Our art only goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.” In order to have deep love we have to […]


Beating Heart

September 10, 2012

    This painting is one of seven commissioned by The Bastrop Brewhouse. I so enjoyed working on these pieces, the group of seven will make a visual whole designed to hang together in the dinning room of the restaurant.