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.

get in touch

The Modern Tropical art and design collection is sold through retail partners, both online and in-store. Interested in wholesale/trade? Get more info here.


behind the scenes

Licensing artist and designer Kristian Gallagher is the founder of creative brand Modern Tropical. She started drawing 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.

A California native and former art director, Kristian has won multiple awards for her design and photography. Recently she was named a winner of Pottery Barn’s Walls That Wow Competition. Her work is included in Society6’s Bestsellers of 2020 Collection.

She currently works from Florida and spends more time traveling than she does at home. As one might guess, she favors tropical locations.