BCNest commissioned Kirsty to create two drawings inspired by the city of Barcelona for their new apartments for rent there. Kirsty’s pieces were mainly influenced by her visit to Parc Guell. She chose to do one of the drawings in the colours of the Catalonian flag and in the second drawing she wanted to show the vividness of the Barcelona sky, along with the spectacular architecture of the city.
‘We commissioned Kirsty to design artwork for our tourist apartments in Barcelona, drawing on specific images of the city and local area. We are delighted with the work and have received our own positive feedback from tenants about the originality and inspiration of the images.’ Andrew Ross
Kirsty was commissioned to create a drawing inspired by the iconic buildings in Liverpool. Kirsty visited Liverpool for the day to sketch and photograph all of the buildings, which allowed her to create the final piece in her studio in London. Limited edition giclée prints are available of this Liverpool drawing on the online shop.
‘I came across Kirsty’s art work through friends, who have purchased a number of works by her. I privately commissioned her for a piece on Liverpool as a gift. She was a true creative and pitched a number of ideas, worked to brief and delivered a piece beyond and above my expectations – I cannot rate her talent highly enough.’
Wedding Place Cards and Favours
Kirsty was asked to create place cards and wedding favours that involved the colours and feel of the sea. This wedding venue looked out onto the Firth of Forth in Scotland, with the iconic Forth Railway Bridge in sight. Kirsty was asked to create place cards and wedding favours that went with this idea in mind, involving the colours and feel of the sea. The client had seen Kirsty’s work with origami before, and loved the idea of having these as the wedding favours. The origami birds included a mix of green and blues with some being hand drawn blue lines to reflect the location.
‘Kirsty created bespoke origami bird favours and place name settings for my seaside Scottish wedding in November. Every item was individually designed and made as a unique piece of art for each guest which felt unusual and completely original. Kirsty was brilliant in guiding me with ideas and suggestions for colour tying into the ocean / coastline theme and she was an absolute joy to work with. I love the elements of mindfulness and art running through her work, and felt that it gave us something more meaningful to share with our friends and family. Kirsty’s art brought something rare and innovative to the celebrations and stood out as a significant detail which felt very special.’ Sarah Dodd
After seeing Kirsty’s origami installation at the Kirsty Riddell Launch Party in 2017, a client commissioned Kirsty to create a bespoke origami installation in his living room. Working with artist Lindsey Hunter, the installation was set up in a well lit corner of the room, above a favourite chair, so that the client could sit in the chair and view the installation from below.
Kirsty was commissioned to create drawings for a wedding invitation design. The couple wanted the image to include flowers that combined their different nationalities (Scotland, England and Norway). Kirsty used images from the traditional flowers of these countries to create a flower motif for the invitations.
‘Last July we commissioned Kirsty to design the invitation letter and ceremony programme for our wedding. We are delighted with the result; she was able to combine her distinctive sinuous style alongside specific symbols that are emblematic of our cultural joining. This art significantly contributed towards a day that we will remember as being very special.‘ Torun Stavseng
Wedding Place Cards
Kirsty was commissioned to design place cards for a wedding being held at the Tate Modern in London. She was asked to include different London buildings on each individually drawn card, so each guest had an original drawing to take home.
‘We commissioned Kirsty to design name cards for a family wedding celebration that was held at the Tate Modern in London. We requested an image or images that related to and reflected the location of the event. Kirsty ended up individually drawing the 85 name place cards, each with a selected iconic London building, in Kirsty’s inimitable style, for example the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral etc… We were thrilled with the results, as were our guests, who happily took their individual cards home with them as a unique souvenir of a very special occasion.’ Morag McLaren