My Studio Assistants 

Without my very dedicated studio assistants, it would be impossible for me to do the work I Do.

I am grateful for them everyday. 

Meet My inspirations

 

Kirby Girard the Gravity Defier. Photo © by Kristen Girard

Kirby Girard the Gravity Defier. Photo © by Kristen Girard

Kirby Girard: Gravity Defier, Art Supply Runner, High Elevation Reference Specialist

Kirby and I are happily married partners in life’s adventures. As a high elevation reference specialist and gravity defier, Kirby makes sure that I venture out of the studio periodically to find creative inspiration rock climbing and skiing. Kirby is in charge of making sure we reach our adventure destination, which can be a tough task when I have my camera or sketch book ready for action. I always wants to stop to draw or photograph just a little bit. Once back in the studio Kirby makes sure I have everything needed for my current creative endeavors. 


Big Mac the Carrot Enthusiast. Photo © by Kristen Girard.

Big Mac the Carrot Enthusiast. Photo © by Kristen Girard.

Big Mac: Inspiration, Fresh Air Coordinator, Carrot Enthusiast

Big Mac is my trusty steed. He is a seventeen hand, Clydesdale gelding who identifies himself as a misunderstood thoroughbred racehorse. He loves to run, jump and eat carrots. Big Mac enjoys taking me on trail rides when I seek inspiration, though his main focus on these rides is snatching as much grass as possible. He often poses for reference drawings and photographs in exchange for peppermints.


Little Dude the Studio Supervisor. Photo © by Kristen Girard.

Little Dude the Studio Supervisor. Photo © by Kristen Girard.

Little Dude: Studio Supervisor, Lap Warmer, Undercover Agent

Little Dude is my not-really-that-brave cat who makes a point of supervising my artwork creation and writing every step of the way. When not watching birds or hunting the laser pen light, he can be found under a pile of blankets catnapping. Little Dude is fascinated by printers and tries to grab the paper with his teeth before it finishes printing. He is also not really sorry for throwing up on my computer that one time, he is a cat after all.