Kirsty Latoya also known as KirzArt is a South London illustrator who specialises in mental health art. Having always drawn as a child Kirsty taught herself digital art 2 years ago and this is now her chosen medium. She uses her iPad to create art and uniquely uses her finger as a stylus.
She draws on her own experiences with depression and anxiety to produce eye-catching digital paintings portraying her representation of mental health. Kirsty’s art has been recognised on reported on by the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed to name a few. Kirsty is driven by her passion and inspired by the unconventional beauty in the world.
Kirsty Latoya has published a book of art and poetry entitled Reflections of Me. She also contributed to The Group Therapy Programme project
Reflections of Me is made up of four sections – mental health, identity, womanhood and love – and images are accompanied by original poems from Kirsty.
The Group Therapy Programme is a multi-media book, EP project which includes animation, art, lyrics, music and film.