About Modern Tropical Studios

the brand

mt0avatar-pint2Modern Tropical is a design brand inspired by all things tropical, coastal, and generally summer related. Botanics, landscapes, and abstracts are the most common motifs, although I am not above illustrating my breakfast. While no medium is off limits, ink, watercolor, and digital are favorites. Modern Tropical art and design is sold through retail partners who offer wall art, furniture, home decor, apparel, and modern lifestyle accessories. To become a partner or suggest a collab, please contact me.

behind the scenes

IMG_2773Kristian 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. Currently based in  Honolulu, she travels extensively. Favorite places include the Dalmatian Coast and British Columbia. You can follow her adventures on Instagram.