I'm a visual artist and illustrator currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. At the moment I divide my time between exhibiting my personal work, doing commercial illustration and making children's picture books. 
For enquiries regarding illustration projects and commercial work please contact me directly at kirstysims@gmail.com. This includes illustration for advertising, editorial, corporate, merchandise, social media, book publishing and children's picture books. I am always open to discussing things that don't fall into those categories. 
My Instagram account serves as my visual diary and is where I post snapshots of my day-to-day life and inspiration, work in progress, and sketchbook entries.
Please feel free to contact my representative gallery,  Salon91 in Cape Town, for any enquiries regarding the availability of original artwork, as well as upcoming exhibition dates.
  
Selected Exhibitions:
2017 - Saturn Return, a solo exhibition at Salon91; The Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; 2016 - The Spirit of Stern, group show at the Irma Stern Museum; Oracle, a group exhibition at Salon91; Leap Year, an online exhibition; You Are Here, a solo exhibition at Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91 2015 – The Middle of Nowhere, a solo exhibition at Salon91; The Middle of Nowhere, Canadian Edition, a solo exhibition at the Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Golden Haze, a group show at Salon91; Paper is You II, group exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – Aurora, all-female illustration group exhibition at Salon91; Emerging Creative at Design Indaba.
Selected Commercial Clients 
The New Yorker, J.Crew, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, Airbnb, L'Officiel, Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Emirates Woman Magazine, Estee Lauder, 
Picture Books
Balthazar the Great: Portuguese - Orfeu Negro, French – Hélium; English – Frances Lincoln; Polish – Kocur Bury; Simplified Chinese – Guomai Culture & Media
I kindly ask that you get my permission first if you wish to share or feature any of my work online. 
All images copyright  © Kirsten Sims 2017
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