After seeing drawings I had previously created as part of my ‘Yellow Brick Road’ series, Venture X bought two prints from this collection and commissioned me to create an abstract drawing based on the view from their building also using yellow and black to represent their branding. Limited edition prints of ‘Venture X’ are now available to purchase https://kirstyriddell.com/shop/venture-x/
‘When we opened our new co-working space in Chiswick Park we immediately thought of Kirsty to bring the walls to life. We asked her to design artwork that would reflect the architecture of the local area and the amazing views from our space. The work now hangs pride of place in our communal areas, and we’re looking to get more work commissioned soon.’ Tom Foster
BCNest commissioned me to create two drawings inspired by the city of Barcelona for their new apartments for rent there. These pieces were mainly influenced by my visit to Parc Guell. I chose to do one of the drawings in the colours of the Catalonian flag and in the second drawing I 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
Through seeing my work on Instagram I was commissioned to create a drawing for the clients friends birthday of the homes she had lived in. This included a home where they knew each other growing up in the same area. Once the client had seen this completed drawing she commissioned me to do another one of her own homes.
‘I have followed this talented artist’s work from the beginning of her career, her work is truly inspirational and fun. I love her work that is hanging in my home. After seeing a previous drawing of a selection of someones homes on Instagram I approached her to do this for my friends birthday. I loved this so much I decided to ask her to do one for myself, including a house and surrounding that is very special to me as I lived in since a child. I was not disappointed with the end result, it hangs with pride in my kitchen where I look at it every day!’
I was commissioned to create a drawing inspired by the iconic buildings in Liverpool. I visited Liverpool for the day to sketch and photograph all of the buildings, which allowed me to create the final piece in my 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.’
After seeing my origami installation at the Kirsty Riddell Launch Party in 2017, a client commissioned me 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.
I have been commissioned to create many wedding decorations and gifts such as; invitations, name cards, favours, children’s colouring books, venue drawings and order of service booklets. After creating the designs for my own wedding in 2019 I was inspired to develop my wedding designs for something to be released in 2022.
‘I asked Kirsty to work on some bespoke place name settings and table decorations to add some style to my wedding by the sea, and she created unique little pieces of art to sit beside an origami decorated bird for every guest to take home. They were incredible and everyone commented on how awesome they were! I still have my origami bird in the centre of the dining table; my favourite reminder of the day.’