About me…

Early career

Kirsteen studied Art and Design at De Montfort University, then went on to have a career as a Diplomat at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

When she returned to Leicestershire Kirsteen accepted art commissions and started a family framing business.

Development and wider interests

When Kirsteen became concerned about air quality she became a Parish Councillor, then the first Green Party District Councillor in her area. She continually updates her knowledge about the environment which influences her creatively.

Art technique

Her work is layered and intuitive driven by light, an appreciation of colour and inspired by the pushing of boundaries and the immediacy of the moment, of the scene and its atmosphere. Influences include Jenna Gibbon, Christian Hook and Freud.

Multi media

Kirsteen works with many materials, sometimes in the same artwork from inks, spray paint, oils, watercolours, pastels to resin.


Kirsteen was involved with the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester when thousands of people visited her first solo exhibition at the Guildhall. She then went on to write and illustrate her first book “Richard III-His Story.” One of her art pieces was exhibited at Leicester Cathedral, and can now be viewed in The Richard III Visitor Centre. Kirsteen’s work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions including Leicester’s L.O.V.E exhibitions, Leicester Cathedral, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, The Guildhall, The Knight and Garter, Bosworth Battlefield Centre, Oberon Gallery and more recently at ArtExpoAlgarve in Portugal. Kirsteen was a member of Stratford Art Society and was featured on Sky Landscape Artist in two consecutive years.

Her work has been sold at various retailers include Oberon Art Gallery, Fenwicks, and The White Dove Gallery.

Kirsteen has presented Sir David Attenborough with a painting of Bradgate Park where he visited regularly as a child; and presented portraits to authors Philippa Langley (whose story about leading the search for King Richard III is told in the film “The Lost King”and whose ground breaking documentary  “The Princes in the Tower: The New Evidenceon” was on Channel 4 ) and Lynn Pickett whose books were used as research for the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.


Kirsteen thrives on working to deadlines on commission’s from £500 for 29.7 x 42cm (A3 size).

Contact her for a no obligation discussion about any special pieces you may have in mind via the contact page or on 07899 775399.