Female Artist Kyra Kendall
Kyra has created a special design for one of our items on the Kickstart campaign starting May 3rd!! We are honored to share her beautiful and thought provoking design with you. So, who is this amazing woman? Read below to find out!
What/who inspired you to start?
My mother was a painter and sculptor. So I have always painted. I was inspired to start painting people on instagram when I this really beautiful photo in a feed that I follow, and I decided to try and paint it. Not to copy it, but to try and get the emotion out of it more than a photo could. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I am going to have to go with ‘the ability to always be safe’ – what I mean is, if I did some crazy stunt I would always land the trick – because I had the super power to always be safe. Like no fear ever of busting your face when you are doing something crazy!
Tell us a story/incident that has happened to you that may have made you feel defeated. Now tell us how you overcame that. hmmm and incident where I felt defeated. Okay so when I was in art school I got sick. I had to move back home with my parents after being away for a semester. I had worked so hard to get into art school and had felt so grown up moving away and living on my own. So, I felt like my life was over having to come back. I felt like a loser because I got sick. Which, looking back is so crazy, but that is how I felt at the time. What actually got me through it was running. Running even a little every day gave me a strength of mind to help me feel less shit about being sick. Tell us something fun/unique about you that most people don’t know.
When I was little I could draw the exact same thing at the same time with both hands. My grandmother was so amazed at what I could do that she would make me perform for her friends / strangers. It was really embarrassing. Have you ever been underestimated simply for being a woman? Tell us how.
I am overjoyed to say that no. I haven’t. Or if I have, I was too obtuse to realize it was happening. What are your goals with your amazing designs?
My goal is the same every morning. When I find something inspiring and I start to paint it. And it is usually a girl or a woman that I am painting, I say a prayer for the person while I do it. Like I just think to myself ‘god. let this girl have a happy life. Let her achieve her dreams. Let what I am making here cheer her up in some way’ So I guess that is my goal with what I do – to inspire and cheer up and basically spread joy. I am so sappy but its true.