Born in Iceland in 1982, Kristjana S Williams now lives anD works in London UK. She studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins which lead to her gaining critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years.
Exotic flora and fauna come alive in her work where she creates fantastical creatures by merging butterflies, tropical birds and exotic plants.
Kristjana says that her work, which is created using 18th century engravings, photographs, ephemera and sketches, is based on nature, forests and animals.
“Working with colours and with millions of little bits that have already been created gives things a new life,” she explains. “What’s important to me is to create something that you can look into, so you’re not just going to look at it once, rather you’re going to be able to look at different levels and see something new each time.” She has exhibited internationally and has shown her work in The V & A, The Shard,The Connaught Hotel in London and has created an instillation for the Christmas Window in Fortnum and Mason.