[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Kiri: “Determination drives us to great success and immense satisfaction”

In our ATAS Artist Spotlight series, we take a deeper dive into our artists through their work and the creative process and stories behind them.

Kiri is a Filipina artist known for her bright and pastel digital art. Her artwork is influenced by what she observes in nature. When Kiri is not drawing, she enjoys writing and designing. A motto that Kiri goes by is that “determination drives us to great success and immense satisfaction”.

This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.


“I feel like if I can help the ATAS Foundation it will inspire other artists to do the same as well”

What is your creative process?

Kiri: I first go outside and observe nature. When I get an idea, I look for references, mostly reference images of butterflies and flowers. I then start drawing based on those images.

Which one of your works is your favorite?

Butterfly Journey / Poster Paint

Kiri: It shows my improvement in my realism, and although I see mistakes in it, I see that I took a huge step in achieving the realism look of art that I want.

If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?

Kiri: United States of America.

What is your favorite piece of artwork that is not your own?

Kiri: The “Mona Lisa”.

What do you listen to while you work?

Kiri: Anna Blue, Damien Dawn, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, “Something Scary” podcast, and Undertale soundtracks.

Why did you decide to become an ATAS artist?

Kiri: I thought this was a great opportunity for me as an artist. I feel like if I can help the ATAS Foundation it will inspire other artists to do the same as well.


You can check out more of Kiri’s work on her Instagram and ATAS Artist portfolio.

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