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Kiri Østergaard Leonard

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Kiri Østergaard Leonard

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 burst with imagination, therefore she is am most at home in the realm of fantasy and imaginative realism.

She has won multiple awards for her whimsical illustrations. She has worked for clients such as Llewellyn Worldwide, Paizo, 3DTotal, Multiverse Investments, Spider Magazine for Children, AEG, ImagineFX, VIKING Magazine, Sulis International, Dover Publications, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, Analog Game Studios and more.

Kiri grew up in a small village of 180 people in Denmark, the oldest Kingdom in the world. In her childhood, she was surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. 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 (TX) with her family, where she thrives as a full-time artist & illustrator.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.

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