About the Artist
Kristen le Clos grew up in South Africa and is now based in Galway. She started drawing and painting from a very early age and being an avid horse rider, equine art has always been a favourite subject. She studied Fine Art and Graphic Design, going on to work as an Illustrator, Photographic Stylist and Graphic Designer before running her own advertising agency for a number of years. In 2015 she moved to Ireland with her family and in 2019 gave up her graphic design work to focus on painting full time.
Kristen’s main focus is portraiture of people and pets, wildlife and Irish landscapes. She works in watercolour and acrylic and finds inspiration in nature and the Irish countryside, particularly the wild beauty of Connemara which is right on her doorstep.