Vesta Kirby paints in acrylic, watercolor and sumi’e ink. Her drawings are in graphite and charcoal. Natural phenomenon inspires her work which evolved through in depth studies of painting and the history of art for many years, including an extended period in Europe; Paris, Bern and Greece. After traveling through the Middle East she lived in India and the Far East. While in Japan she studied sumi’e and calligraphy brush painting with Japanese Masters in Kyoto.
Her paintings are included in private, public, museum and corporate collections. She participates in numerous juried exhibitions, group shows and solo exhibits, and has been a member of the San Francisco Museum of Art Artists Gallery. Ms. Kirby currently teaches watercolor & pastels at Friends of Sharon Art Studio. At UC Berkeley Extension she teaches Color Theory for Interiors, San Francisco. Her previous teaching experience includes the San Francisco Art Institute Extension, The Academy of Art College and the College of San Mateo.
She tutors privately in her studio at Hunters Point Shipyard.
Vesta’s experience includes a successful career as a corporate interior designer in the States and abroad. During this time she worked with a number of architectural firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects in New York City. She continues interior consultation for color and materials.