Hi! My name is Kirbee and I am an illustrator and jewellery designer based in Sydney, Australia.
I would describe the style of my work as being whimsical, natural, quirky and dream-like. I love story telling and especially how art can tell different stories to different people. I like to get as much detail into my art as possible - getting caught up in textures is where the magic happens. I think it is special when you can almost feel the fur of an animal and the bark on a tree with your eyes.
I love working on paper because you can start with nothing, just a crisp white page and end up with a whole new creation that would have otherwise not have existed. With paper and pencil you can build up the detail very slowly and watch something new come to life!
I work with lots of different mediums and a few years ago I started turning my illustrations into brooches. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to have little bits of art to carry around with you. I’ve collected vintage brooches for quite some time now, and I try to recreate that vintage style in the brooches I create.
I like to think that the art that I create, whether on paper or from plastic, will be treasured for a lifetime and form part of people’s stories. As someone who collects antiques, one of my favourite things is to imagine who has owned that thing before me. I hope that in the future people will stumble across my creations and feel the same way.
Follow me on instagram @kirbeelawler - that is where I post lots of work in progress shots, shop updates and everything in between!