Kirsten Sims

Wandering in the liminal space between imagination and reality is Cape Tonian artist and illustrator, Kirsten Sims. Kirsten’s playful take on the mundane moments of conventional life has awarded her as a beloved member of the local creative community. Using a variety of acrylic, gouache, and ink, her practice seeks to explore the whimsical potential of parallel narratives – with “a curious twist” – in the seemingly ordinary. Whether illustrating typefaces or creating children’s picture books, Kirsten’s natural approach to push and pull between image and text has led to the most zealous scenes and engaging narratives. Her work boldly forces you to jump in and befriend all the long-legged and bizarre characters.