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

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

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

Honors:
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

USA

Email: hello@kirileonard.com

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