Brush in hand since a child, Lancashire (England) artist born and bred, Kirsten studied art and gained a degree in graphic design pursuing a career in design for 25 years, whilst continuing to paint.
Painting is her passion and her purpose and she is now concentrating fully on painting professionally. Specialising in portraits and abstracts, Kirsten works mainly in acrylics and tries to capture, vibrancy, energy, strength, balance and beauty within her work.
Her latest series of portraits “Rise of the Divine Feminine” highlights the rise of the Divine Feminine energy within us all at this time of great change, aiming to bring balance to our inner world and thus by extension our outer world and the planet.
Her work celebrates strong women, giving women a much needed voice, finding strength within, showing the endurance of a life of hardships and the strength of a warrioress – not harsh or cruel but strength with compassion and humility, finding balance, seeing beauty within all of us and all living things and cultural diversity.
” I always had a paintbrush or a pen in my hand from being a small child and always knew I wanted to be an artist. My earliest influence and my inspiration for my love of art and painting, was my uncle John, an artist himself, I used to sit and draw in his studio while he worked.I had to choose between fine art and graphic design for university and felt that graphic design offered better career opportunities. I graduated from Salisbury College of Art and for over 25 years I have had a career in graphic design. All the time I continued to paint and sell my art ”. – Kirsten Todd