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.
Over the past few years, I have built up a reputation as a pet portrait artist, working to commission, to create hundreds of portraits of cats and dogs.
I have an extensive portfolio filled with vibrant and quirky paintings featuring trees, seascapes, animals, plants and food; the common theme being a colourful palette and unique contemporary style.
The images from my portfolio are available to buy as prints on canvas or paper from my online Print Shop. You can also buy a variety of beautiful products, such as scarves, cushions and bags, featuring my paintings. These can be found in my online Gift Shop. I work in my garden shed creating whatever takes my fancy, but everything is united by my love of colour, rainbows, sparkles and stripes!
I recently started to make a team of cute little monsters from new (unsmelly) socks and recycled (clean) clothes and have created a whole story around them. As well as the individual monsters, you can also buy sock monster socks, ears and even a colouring book!