kira.spiderweb
 

 

I am an artist working within the forms of illustration and music.

Inspired by the realms of the imagination. Particular, personal dream worlds.  Don Quixote, The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland, and the lands of make-believe.  The fantastic as a tool for discovering a reality. My work inhabits art galleries, magazines, luxury hotels, tv and film titles, the children's market, and illustrated books for all ages.  I am the illustrator and songwriter in residence at the Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills and a freelance literary and commercial illustrator throughout the US and abroad. 

Some of my favorite authors and illustrators are Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, Marianne Dubuc, Beatrice Alemagna, Jorge Luis Borges, Christian Robinson, A.A. Milne, Oliver Jeffers, Kay Nielsen, Madeleine L'Engle, Arnold Lobel, Jon Klassen, Carson Ellis, Isabelle Arsenault, Lewis Carroll, Lisbeth Zwerger, Maurice Sendak, Albert Camus, Pamela Zagarenski, and Roald Dahl. I’m also devoted fan of ancient Japanese woodblock prints.

My education is in conceptual art and critical theory.  I have a B.F.A. in conceptual art/new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.  I write songs and sing them with the kind support of Evangeline Recording Co. My 2008 album The Ideal Hunter was a favorite of NPR, SPIN, AllMusic, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and various regional publications. A new collection of songs with solo electric guitar and voice debuted in early 2017 in London, U.K. 

Current projects include two picture books and recordings of new music, as well as a monthly supper club musical performance at the Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills.

 I am a proud member of SCBWI(Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and Women Who Draw.