Kira Marriner is ArtCorgi’s one of few artists that specializes in hand painted gesso and gouache portraits. Kira moved from a small town to San Francisco to earn her Bachelor’s in Traditional Illustration and still resides in the Bay Area. She oftentimes incorporates her interest in dance with her art to really enhance the dream like feeling that her artwork already potrays.
We asked her a few questions and here’s what she had to say:
ArtCorgi: What drew you to the art world?
Kira: I’ve always loved to draw for as far back as I could remember and have always loved it. I love art because it can be expressed in so many shapes and forms and can connect people in various different ways.
A: What are your strengths and specialties as an artist?
K: If I see something I can draw/paint it. I’m very adaptable and can use almost any medium. My strengths as far as subject matter are people and animals, at least that’s what I enjoy drawing.
A: What do you find most challenging about being an artist?
K: Getting my work out there, there are lots of talented people in the world and artists often aren’t appreciated for what they can do so it can be difficult finding revenues that genuinely appreciate an artist.
A: What are your future artistic plans?
K: I majored in children’s book illustration which I’ve worked on a couple books so far, I’d definitely like to continue that as well as create my own children’s book some day.
A: What is your favorite genre, style, or subject matter to draw/paint?
K: I like various different genre’s but I lean towards realism, idealism or fantasy. I love drawing/painting people, animals and mythical creatures.
Thanks and good luck Kira! Commission a piece with her style here.
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