My Story & Contact2018-09-26T19:41:16+00:00

About the Artist

Photo of Kiri Østergaard Leonard

I believe in imagination, and I believe imagination can make this world a better place.

With a flair for the quirky and whimsy, my artwork reflects an interest in nature, childhood, fairy tales, as well as an inherent fondness of Nordic myth and folklore. I enjoy working on projects that burst with imagination, therefore I am most at home in the realm of fantasy.

I grew up in a small village of 180 people in Denmark, the oldest Kingdom in the world. In my childhood, I was surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. While still living in Denmark I attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, before leaving my home country behind to continue my studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City. I now reside in Austin (TX) with my family, where I thrive as a full-time artist & illustrator.

I am also passionate about photography, animal welfare, gaming, and D&D. I currently have the pleasure of sharing my quarters with three rescue felines (Minnie, Mishu & Minion) and two rescue guinea pigs named Coffee & Popchop.

I am represented by Elizabeth Bewley of Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Stuff I have Done

A Tour of my Art Studio

Social Media:

Multiverse Investments, 3dTotal, Paizo, AEG, Spider Magazine, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, Dover Publications, Llewellyn Worldwide, ImagineFX, Sulis International and more.

Pathfinder, VIKING Magazine, VØLSE Magazine, PAGAN Magazine, Spider Magazine, ImagineFX, 3dTotal, The ArtOrder, Llewellyn Worldwide, Infected by Art and more.

Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, American Tarot Association Reader’s Choice Awards, Exposé Best Storytelling Art Nomination, Tarosophy Awards: Best Tarot Deck of the Year, CARTA Awards: Best Tarot Collaboration

Kiri Østergaard Leonard in her Art Studio

Valkiri Studio

1401 Lavaca Street #28

Austin, TX 78701



Illustration of Harry Potter's owl Hedwig flying with a letter in her mouth. Art by 2016

Get in Touch / Hire

Please feel free to message me if you have questions or want to discuss a project! I try to respond to inquiries within 2-3 business days. Commissions start at $500+

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