Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams has created her stunning hand cut collages for album art for Coldplay, the entire downstairs window display of Fortnum and Mason and the art tens of millions of London tourists see as they go up The Shard. She's been commssioned by everyone from Louboutin to the V&A Museum, from the Rio Olympics to Sir Paul Smith. Her works hang in such prestigious five star hotels as The Connaught Hotel and The Shangri La and she is in numerous prestigious private collections around the world.
Williams’s inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’, which stems from the artist’s childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colourful butterflies or exotic flowers – everything seemed grey. Now in retrospect, she feels the complete opposite as though the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is its own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.