Curiosity is one of our most important gifts. Through curiosity we are driven to seek knowledge and experience, and by following its path we illuminate the darkness, and reveal the magic beneath the seemingly mundane. My curiosity drives me to explore worlds of imagination, magic and adventure, and I document these adventures through my art, writing, and research. Join me on my journey to discover these worlds!
“What is the use of a book without pictures?”
Kirstin’s enchanting and whimsical paintings of fairytales, magic, fairies and fantasy offer glimpses into an expansive world of wonder and imagination. Drawing inspiration from myth and folklore, as well as the beauty of the natural world, Kirstin’s artworks capture a forgotten realm where anything is possible, and where to believe is to see.
“[S]ometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
From Gothic ghosts and Victorian seances to dream visions, science and adventures in Wonderland, Kirstin’s research and writing explores the wonder and magic of literature and culture in the contexts of the tumultuous, exciting Nineteenth Century. Uncovering the magic and mysteries behind many of our favourite tales, Kirstin’s work charts new ground into this fascinating area of study.
“I could tell you my adventures…”
Writers and artists find inspiration in all corners of this bustling, magical world. Kirstin is inspired by the wild and untamed beauty of nature, and her curiosity often drives her to seek adventure and new experiences in far-flung places. Often drawn to regions with a magical, spiritual, or literary connection, Kirstin writes about her travels and shares a window into the life of a gypsy soul.