kirsten baron art

about me

in a nutshell:

Foundation course at Reigate School of Art and Design,  BTEC General Art & Design, 1997
Graphic Design & Illustration at Surrey Institute of Art and Design (now UCA),  BA(Hons) Graphic Design, 2000

Working as a freelance artist, graphic designer and illustrator since 2000.  

I also teach GCSE art and media in Alternative Provision schools, and am available for workshops, demonstrations and private tuition via Inner Art.

My Etsy shop

Below are a couple of YouTube links featuring my words of wisdom: the first one is from the MGSO4 festival, Epsom 2018, where my assemblage 'a game of consequences was selected as Judges' Choice; the second is an audio recording of the artists' panel from the Extreme Imagination conference in Exeter, 2019. My painting 'unfinished business - I had a bad day' was featured in the exhibition accompanying the conference .  

Start at 3:37 to hear me blather about my assemblage, or skip to 17:25 to hear one of the judges explain her choice!

I talk about my painting & hyperphantasia from 18-22 mins; Q&A involving all of us runs from 36:50 to the end.

Exhibition history:
  • First Steps @ Denbies, Dorking
  • Nave Gallery, Caterham
  • MGSO4 - NESCOT, Ewell
  • Box Office: Guildford Fringe Festival, White Lion Walk
  • Brockham Expo - Brockham Village Hall
  • atmospheric @ Denbies Gallery, Dorking
  • Brockham Expo
  • Mole Valley Arts Alive with ShedArt
  • art@Clyde & Co, Guildford
  • Blue Sky - The Final Cut, Harvey Gallery, Guildford
  • atmospheric - Elements, Harvey Gallery, Guildford
  • art@Baker Tilly, Guildford
  • atmospheric @ The Old Chapel, Brockham
  • Blue Sky No 3 - Harvey Gallery, Guildford
  • WHOOSH, Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand
  • atmospheric, Denbies Gallery, Dorking
  • Arcade@the arc
  • Connections - Cranleigh Arts Open Exhibition
  • Women's Work - Made to Fit, Basingstoke
  • Blue Sky: The Eclectic Mix - Harvey Gallery, Guildford
  • Blue Sky & Friends - The Hawth, Crawley
  • Blue Sky Presents
  • Art in the Park, Weybridge
  • Blue Sky Artists, The Harvey Gallery, Guildford
  • Postal Art, Farnham Maltings
  • art@work, Baker Tilly, Guildford
  • Woking Contemporary Art Fair
  • The Bletchingley Centre
  • Women's Work - Inside Out, Winchester
  • Women's Work - ID:entity, West End Centre, Aldershot
  • 'one of each' - Denbies Gallery, Dorking
  • Solo show: The Forum, Farnham Maltings
  • Solo show at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead
  • 'colour texture form' - Denbies Gallery, Dorking
  • 'Out of Africa' - Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville
  • Film banner on long-term display in the "Heart of Walton" retail development.
  • 'colour texture form' - Denbies Gallery, Dorking
  • 'colour texture form' - The Hawth, Crawley
  • Surrey Artists Open Studios