About Modern Tropical Studios

the brand

mt0avatar-pint2Modern Tropical is a creative brand specializing in illustrative art and surface design. It is inspired by all things tropical, coastal, and generally summer related. Botanics and landscapes are the most common motifs, created in a variety of mediums including watercolor, ink, and digital. Keep up with the latest releases on Instagram.

get in touch

Modern Tropical art and design is sold through retail partners, both online and in-store. Interested in licensing my work? Please contact me. Interested in wholesale? Get more info here.


behind the scenes

Licensing artist and designer Kristian Gallagher is the founder of creative brand Modern Tropical. She started drawing plants and landscapes at her grandmother’s kitchen table as soon as she was old enough to hold a marker, and has been at it ever since.

Kristian has won numerous awards for her work, including an Addy. Most recently, she won the Key West Photography Festival, Nature & Landscape Category. Her work was also selected as a winner of the Pottery Barn x Minted Walls That Wow competition. Art.com, Americanflat, and Society6 have featured her work on their respective homepages.

She is a California native who has also lived in Hawaii, Texas, and Florida.