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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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