I stumbled across this extremely gifted young artist, Kristin Wilkinson, while just messing around on Twitter the other day.
Who says social media is a waste of time?? 😉
Here is a selection of her work, done in various mediums.
I was so impressed that I got in touch with her, and asked if I could feature some of her artwork on my blog, and if she could answer a few questions about herself.
She very kindly agreed! 🙂
Kristin is a young college trained artist, and she lives in Toronto, Canada.
She works in various mediums; graphite, pen & ink, coloured pencils and oil paints.
Like me, she seems to be slightly obsessed with the excellent ‘Call The Midwife’ on BBC1! It’s so cool that they get British TV over there in Canada!
A quote from Kristin herself: “Call the Midwife is my favourite show on television, (next to The Walking Dead). It’s not my usual type of show; (I have tattoos and piercings) but I got really attached to it while watching it with my grandparents during the first season and I adore it.”
Me too Kristin, me too!!
This absolutely stunning study of Alan Rickman was done on black paper, by starting with a dark shade (ie. grey) and building up using lighter colours. Kristin says: “So I basically do the opposite of shading, where you start with light and go darker.”
Kristin on her beloved 3 year old Rottie, Athena:
“She is blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other, and her head is too big for her body, but to me she is the most beautiful dog in the world.“
Aww, I think her affection for Athena really shows in this piece!
Kristin has even met the Canadian Prime Minister in Ottawa; who was understandably very impressed with her work!
I am soooooo jealous! #GORGE #WishHeWasMyPM
If you love art, (as I do!) or wish you could draw like this, (as I do!) you can follow her fascinating progress on both Instagram and Twitter. You won’t be sorry!!
I wish you the best of luck in your (no doubt) sparkling future career, Kristin!
Although, I don’t think you’re going to need it.
More fabulous pieces
If that doesn’t inspire you to get out the coloured pencils – nothing will!!
Thanks for reading!