Hello! My name is Kristian Gallagher, and I am the founder and artist in residence of Modern Tropical, an art and illustration studio. My work draws on iconic polynesian motifs with an inviting modern aesthetic. It’s known for its bold color palettes and clean lines, employing multiple mediums from watercolor to photography to vector illustration.
When I’m not creating new work in the studio, you’ll likely find me with a camera in my hand, traveling to new destinations or revisiting some of my favorites:
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