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.

Modern Tropical art and design is sold through retail partners, both online and in-store. To license my work, please contact me.


behind the scenes

kg-aug2019Artist and illustrator 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.

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