"... illustrating fantasy and the natural world"

Kirstin Barrett

I am a watercolour and mixed media artist specialising in illustrating fantasy and the natural world.

Since graduating with an illustration degree and moving to Bungay, I have been inspired by the natural beauty Suffolk has to offer. While I mainly use watercolour and gouache, I also enjoy exploring different textures with the use of birch tree bark. Subjects mainly include hares, stags and British birds, but I am also influenced by folklore, illustrating fantasy creatures such as jackalopes and the local legend of Black Shuck.

While I like to use elements of realistic illustration to bring life to the creatures I paint, the whimsical style I have developed over the years tends to evoke a fairytale to be told.

watercolour & mixed media artist
Kirstin Barrett

Now exhibiting at the bell gallery

works at the bell gallery:


Mixed Media
Framed 33cm x 43cm

A Flurry of Gold

Mixed Media
Framed 59cm x 48cm


Mixed Media
Framed 34cm x 34cm

Striking Gold

Mixed Media
Framed 45cm x 33cm