I make Art about Passionate People
Let me transform your story into a beautiful Artwork which lifts your spirits every time you pass by.
Welcome to my website. Please spend some time having a look around and send me any questions you have via the Inquiries Page. I take a slightly different approach and so there is a lot to see. The central theme in my work is you! I am driven by the thrill of hearing your story, of chewing through it all with you, the good, the bad and the ugly. Then I use the magical tools of Art to help us to see that our stories, our loves, our losses, well told and properly witnessed, are what make for a life well lived.
One person may come to me and say “I want to learn to love my body”. Another may wish to mark the occasion of her precious daughter’s marriage. Yet another will have no idea what she wants and that is what we focus on. You can commission a portrait or a photoshoot or you can sign up to work with me for a period of time with the focus on rediscovering your mojo through the creative process. Either way you will emerge changed, beautiful and with a treasured piece of Art at the end. As one person said “if ever I feel I am losing a sense of myself I can look at this and really know who I am”. (Richael, 2019)
Broadly speaking I am currently working in the following categories:
Creative Portraiture with drawing and painting
Dress Portraits: Using photographs of dresses or other special Artifacts as a canvas for drawing and painting.
Please see below for some examples.
"They say a picture paints a thousand words. Kerstin’s pictures are not just capturing words or memories or moments in time, they capture the sense of a whole life’s story.” Richael 2019
Tell me Your Story
Take some time to look around this universe which is you.
Through our conversations I will dream up an image which will encapsulate the poetry of your story, as only Art can. I will bring a picture of your loves, losses, hopes and dreams to life, the significance of which can then only deepen through the passage of time.
Experience yourself in a new way.
I already love you!
How it works:
You get curious and you Email me at kerstinwalsh @ gmail.com or click on inquiries.
We meet in person or on the phone and get an idea about what you are looking for, no pressure to sign up for anything! These conversations inspire us both, for free!
We decide whether you want to commission a Dress Portrait or a Creative Portrait (I sometimes call them Reinvention Portraits). We talk through what you love.
We schedule a photoshoot for you or your Dress.
I capture an essence of you, I awaken ideas, inspirations and parts of you which had been sleeping, we set each other on creative fire.
You receive a fine Art Photograph or an illustrated Artwork of the highest quality to treasure, which will remind you of where you want to go.
Your Dress, Your Beauty, Your Story.
Prices for Creative Portraiture
Introductory 2 hour Photoshoot:
€250 + the cost of any prints you wish to have for your walls.
You receive an Online Gallery of wonderful images and we talk through which images you wish to print, which will inspire you every time you look at them. I have them printed on thick Hahnemuehle Art paper.
In depth 3-4 hour Photoshoot:
€450 + the cost of prints.
You receive an Online Gallery of wonderful images and we talk through which images you wish to print. I have them printed on thick Hahnemuehle Art paper. This level facilitates more communication, planning and preparation for the photoshoot.
In Depth Photoshoot Series:
At this level, we are going for something very special and transformative. In this we dig deeper. We get to know you better. Our ideas evolve and develop over time. Contact me to discuss ideas!
You and your memories are truly unique, fascinating and beautiful. Using you, your body or that special dress as inspiration, I would like to create a magical Artwork which will celebrate this moment, with all the poetry, symbolism and magic this entails.
Explore you Dreams
There is no one out there like you…
“For me the process of meeting Kerstin and answering questions was fun and enjoyable but when I was presented with the picture my breath was taken away and I was brought to tears.
I felt listened to and understood. These beautiful images depicting my life on my wedding dress is an heirloom. the whole process has been life affirming. If ever I feel I am losing a sense of myself I can look at this and really know who I am.
Thank you Kerstin for your beautiful artistic talent, for your gift of listening and for this amazing piece of Art.”
Take your dress out of the wardrobe
Relive your Story in a fun and magical way.
“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ William Butler Yeats