I have always been interested in creating art since I could first hold a crayon! And if I wasn’t supposed to be drawing then I would be doodling or fiddling with whatever I could get my hands on to make something new.

 

I studied art at school and went on to train as a theatre designer at art college, going on to work as a scenery painter and prop maker for many years. I have also worked as a muralist, crafter and designer; I like to turn my creativity in different directions.

More recently I have built up a reputation as a pet portrait artist, working to commission creating portraits of cats and dogs (and one budgie). I still paint the occasional pet portrait if I am approached, but I don’t actively scout for commissions.

I work full-time as a graphic designer, which I really enjoy, and this gives me the opportunity to be creative in a very different way to splashing the paint around. In my spare time I love to create new things using different materials. I am currently designing and creating a range of soft toys and cushions based on my own imaginary characters.

I have an online shop selling my latest creations and can be found most months at the Harlequin Craft Fair. If you would like to get in touch, visit the craft fair or shop online then please use the links below, thanks!

| Merstham, England, United Kingdom | info@kirstinwood.co.uk