Welcome to the home of colourful art and craft by yours truly, Kirstin Wood. I studied art at school and then trained as a theatre designer at art college, going on to work as a scenery painter and prop maker for many years. I have also run various small businesses including a stint as a muralist and furniture painter, craft fair organiser, handmade gift shop owner and artist. I now work as a graphic designer for the local council.

I have built up a reputation as a pet portrait artist, working to commission, to create hundreds of portraits of cats and dogs. My portfolio is filled with vibrant and quirky paintings featuring trees, seascapes, animals, plants and food; the common theme being a colourful palette and unique contemporary style.

If you would like to find out more about my painting process, even have a go at painting along with me, then you can sign up to take part in one of my online art classes. They are relaxed and enjoyable and you may even learn a few new tips and tricks to make your paintings come alive with colour!

In my spare time I make cute sock monsters from new (unsmelly) socks and recycled (clean) clothes and have created a whole story around them. As you would expect   -they are colourful, fun and quirky!

I work in my garden shed creating whatever takes my fancy, but everything is united by my love of colour, rainbows, sparkles and stripes! You can find out more about what I am up to by following my progress on Facebook or Instagram.

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