Kirsti Beautyman is an author and illustrator from the North East of England. After studying at Edinburgh College of Art and graduating in 2016, Kirsti turned her hand to illustrating children’s books and partook in the Picture Hooks Mentorship scheme in 2017. At the end of the scheme, Kirsti exhibited alongside her Mentor in the National Gallery of Scotland and was named “Picture Hooks Illustrator Of The Year”. Since then, she has continued to build on her career as a children’s book illustrator, and works from her studio, nestled away on the outskirts of Newcastle.
Kirsti predominantly uses a culmination of digital, dry and wet media to create her illustrations… and is prone to leaving a vibrant jumbled mess in her wake.
Chosen for the 2021 Read for Empathy Collection for ‘The Lost Homework’, written by Richard O’Neill and published by Child’s Play (International) Ltd.
Selected for BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020 with ‘The Lost Homework’ by Richard O’Neill (Child’s Play).