Hi, my name is Kathleen Richens, I am an illustrator and artist from Christchurch and now living near Rangiora. I draw and paint by hand using watercolours, ink, and pencils.

Ever since I was little I loved drawing and painting, especially horses, which I must have drawn hundreds of before I got my own real horses. Since then I have branched out of just horses and now also love painting children's book illustrations. This led to me being runner-up in the Gavin Bishop Illustration Award in 2019.

I now also paint custom watercolour illustrations of families, weddings, and pets. It is a real joy to paint these moments in my own slightly whimsical style.

I also create greeting cards, and animal and children's paintings and prints, featuring whimsical animal characters and NZ native birds and animals.

Thank you very much for looking at my work.

More of my paintings and drawings can be viewed on Instagram - @kathleenrichensillustration