Kira Bartlett

Acrylics & oils

Hi my name is Kira and I am a 26 year old Autistic artist living and painting in Ilfracombe. In 2020 I graduated university with a degree in illustration. I have always wanted to paint professionally since I was small, nothing has made me happier than when I have a paint brush in my hand. However, it wasn’t until I began university in 2017 that I found what I really wanted to paint, it was through that experience I discovered realism and have been in love ever since.

My first experience with realism was painting the portrait of my university head masters dog. Being able to convey a life to canvas and give it a soul and character that a person can recognise is still today the most satisfying and gratifying experience one can get. Over time I have been practicing my skills painting many animal portraits of various kinds be it pet or wild animals and now I am branching out and exploring painting realistic land and seascapes, trying to bring them to life in a way that people can see and feel it as if they was there.

I attempt to do this using an acrylic base and then finish with my favourite material, oil paints, which have a way of livening up a painting that I just cant get enough of. I still hope to better myself with each painting, always hungering for more and look forward to producing more paintings that the world can enjoy.

Venue 35




At public car park


27 Portland Street
EX34 9NL

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