Kristen Birdsey

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About the Artist

Since she was a young girl, all forms of art have fascinated artist Kristen Birdsey, but her true passion has always been visual art.
In high school, she developed a deeper love and appreciation for drawing, which led her to win several awards, including Daughters of the American Revolution Stamp Competition, the NJ Congressional Art Competition Best in Show and the Doodle 4 Google competition in 2008.
She studied at Moore College of Art and Design, which offered her both a Presidential Scholarship and the prestigious Visionary Women’s Award Scholarship. There, she majored in illustration and was mentored by well-known illustrators Christina Hess, Dominick Saponaro and Richard Harrington.
At Moore, she gained an interest in 50’s pin-up illustration and developed a technique using markers and colored pencils in conjunction with each other to create a semi-realistic cartoon style.

Her work has hung in the US Capitol building and is the founder and creative energy behind K-Bird Illustration.