Kiri Østergaard Leonard
Award-winning illustrator Kiri Østergaard Leonard grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. With a flair for the quirky and whimsy, Kiri’s artwork reflects an interest in nature, childhood, fairy tales, as well as an inherent fondness of Nordic myth and folklore. She enjoys working on projects that range from children’s illustration to fantasy art. While still living in Denmark she attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, before leaving her home country behind to continue her studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She now resides in Austin, Texas with her husband Alexander Leonard, where she thrives as a full-time illustrator. She has worked for clients such Paizo, Llewellyn Worldwide, 3DTotal Publishing, ImagineFX, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, AEG and more.