Featured Artist Kristjana Williams

Enjoy the lush portfolio of Kristjana Williams, and visit her website to see more about this fascinating artist.

 

map of london

Kristjana S Williams is an Icelandic born artist with 10 years experience in the realm of illustration, graphics, design and fashion. As founder and creative director of the Beyond the Valley shop in West London she has supported and worked alongside new emerging talent across the industries of fashion, art and design.

 

colorful butterfly

Kristjana’s designs are graphic & bold, layering and interweaving fragments of Victorian engravings and natural history prints with her own contemporary photography and illustration. Growing up in Iceland has been the most important inspiration for her work.

 

White parrot with butterfly

 

Inspired by childhood memories of the starkness of Icelandic nature and stories told to her by family. Seeing through the eyes of a child everything about the landscape looked grey- now seeing more clearly, “the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world.”

 

Psychedelic butterfly

 

Nature on nature “the symmetry that lies in all things living” is apparent in all of her work along with her trademark referencing of flora and fauna. Sources of inspiration include: The Natural History Museum, The Tapestry Room at the V&A and Victorian engravings.

 

 

A new technique of gold & silver leafing has been applied to limited edition prints creating depth and drama to her colourful and graphic prints. A new series of maps including ‘Modern London’ and ‘Great Britain’ layer exotic creatures and dream like illustrations over historical hand drawn maps.

 

Butterfly image with gold foil

 

Recent work includes large scale mural displays at the V&A for the London Design Festival, a collaboration with heritage furniture maker George Smith and wallpaper designer Cole & Son, exclusive prints for Liberty of London and commissions by the Chanel Group among others.

 

Brown Parrot with butterfly

 

Kristjana S Williams is a regular exhibitor at Outline Editions gallery in Soho London and they chose her among other artists to show at the Affordable Art Fair and Somerset’s ‘Pick Me Up’ contemporary graphic art fair last March.

 

butterfly art

 

Beyond prints and murals, her intricate and magical designs are incorporated in a capsule collection of large silk scarves, and home decorations including a selection of trays and cushions.

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