KITTY FINEGAN is a UK Graphic Artist and Designer; originally from Middlesbrough, she is now based in West Yorkshire.
INSPIRATION & INFLUENCES include the films of Esther Williams, 1960's girl-groups, Las Vegas showgirls, vintage travel, Jo Malone, encyclopedia illustration, playing cards, pinball machines, Emilio Pucci, The B52’s and Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
FAVOURITE ARTISTS & DESIGNERS include India Mahdavi, Norman Rockwell, Jordi Labanda, Syd Brak, Lulu Guinness, Tara McPherson, Vivienne Westwood, Zaha Hadid, Marion Peck, and the cartoonists who created the characters for The Beano Comics. This list would not be complete without including her good friend Simon Dixon who sadly passed away in 2017.
KITTY FINEGAN'S MAIN WORK is in the creation of limited edition prints that are made using a range of printing methods including c-type, digital and hand-pulled silkscreens. She occasionally creates original art made on a one-off basis, and undertakes commissions for art, illustration and graphic design. Her work has been used to create products such as greeting cards, handbags, tents, speaker covers and silk scarves.
HER PRINTS are in private collections throughout the UK and Ireland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Boston and Naples. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Men's Health Magazine, Latest Homes Magazine, and has been featured on the front pages of The Times, Viva Magazine and as part of a feature on ITV's This Morning Show.
SHE STUDIED Graphic Design at Northbrook College in Worthing, and spent over 20 years living in Brighton where she was part of a lively art community. She opened a Gallery in 2005 with her brother who is also an artist, and went on to exhibit her work at UK & European events including the Glasgow Art Fair, Affordable Art Fairs in London, Bristol, New York and Stockholm.