My Story 2018-04-20T17:01:35+00:00
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 range from children’s illustration to fantasy art.

I grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, 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 resides in Austin, Texas with my awesome husband Alexander Leonard, where I thrive as a full-time illustrator.

I am also passionate about photography and animal welfare. I currently share my quarters with three rescue felines (Minnie, Mishu & Minion) and two rescue guinea pigs named Coffee & Popchop.


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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