My name is Kristen, and I’ve always been drawn to colour and design. For many years I expressed art in ways that made economic sense; sewing, decorating, and furniture refinishing were the most practical. Taking advantage of online classes, I learned Adobe Illustrator over a few months and started to play with digital art too. These pursuits fed the creative in me just enough to work an office job, but in 2018 I decided to exit the office and create the Pen & Posy studio.
Inspired by summers spent at the cottage, and a modest amount of travel, I draw on visual experience when creating new projects. Flowers are my favourite subject to draw by hand and create digitally, and are a strong feature in much of my work. To keep my work fresh, I have a growing library of floral photographs, many from my own garden.
I’m passionate about this journey and delighted to share!