In our ATAS Artist Spotlight series, we take a deeper dive into our artists through their work and the creative process and stories behind them.
Kiri is a Filipina artist known for her bright and pastel digital art. Her artwork is influenced by what she observes in nature. When Kiri is not drawing, she enjoys writing and designing. A motto that Kiri goes by is that “determination drives us to great success and immense satisfaction”.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
“I feel like if I can help the ATAS Foundation it will inspire other artists to do the same as well”
What is your creative process?
Kiri: I first go outside and observe nature. When I get an idea, I look for references, mostly reference images of butterflies and flowers. I then start drawing based on those images.
Which one of your works is your favorite?
Kiri: It shows my improvement in my realism, and although I see mistakes in it, I see that I took a huge step in achieving the realism look of art that I want.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
Kiri: United States of America.
What is your favorite piece of artwork that is not your own?
Kiri: The “Mona Lisa”.
What do you listen to while you work?
Kiri: Anna Blue, Damien Dawn, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, “Something Scary” podcast, and Undertale soundtracks.
Why did you decide to become an ATAS artist?
Kiri: I thought this was a great opportunity for me as an artist. I feel like if I can help the ATAS Foundation it will inspire other artists to do the same as well.