Kirsten Sims was born in Mossel Bay, South Africa in 1987. After a few years of traveling, she attended the Stellenbosch Academy where she obtained a BA degree in Applied Design in 2011.
Her pictures aim to tell stories and express things she can’t always say in words. She enjoys working with mixed media, although at the moment gouache is her favorite.
Kirsten is currently living and working in Stellenbosch where she continues to experiment with people, paper and paint. She dreams of being a published picture book author and illustrator.