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Hi there! Thanks for dropping by. My name is Kagan and I am an independent illustrator and maker living in Utah.

My illustrations are created using painted tissue paper collage with some minimal digital edits. I enjoy the organic nature of this process and the many layers that go into each piece.

As a self-taught artist, I’m always experimenting with new mediums and techniques to include in my work. Some of my favorites include acrylic paints, pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers and alcohol ink sprays.

When I’m looking for inspiration I enjoy spending time in the natural world, engaging with my children and recalling my own childhood spent outdoors. I also love vintage children’s books – especially ones about science.

Aside from illustration and creating items for my shop, I’m a wife and the mother of three boys. I’m also a passionate turtle keeper with plans of adding a tortoise.

For a peek behind the scenes at my creative process and shop connect with me on Instagram @kagangbyron.

Thanks again for dropping by!

Best Wishes,

Kagan

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  • I ordered some beautiful @ohuhuart markers that arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to try them in a collage.
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This is the result of my creative experimentation today. I always love trying new products to see what I can do with them and these did not disappoint!
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#creativepractice #ohuhuart #illustration #processoverperfection #creativesaturday #childrensartist #instaportfolio #cute #parakeetlove #budgielove
  • My paper palette. ✂️
  • I hope you’ve all had a good Monday! I honestly haven’t done much creatively lately but I wanted to say hi.
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Two weeks ago Sunday this sweet baby hatched into my life and I’ve been playing mother duck ever since.
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The pitter-patter of little webbed feet following me everywhere I go is basically the best thing ever. 💕
  • The ladybug life cycle. 🐞
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#illustration #educationalillustration #childrensbookillustration #insectsofinstagram
  • April showers bring May flowers.
  • I'm really looking forward to May. It feels like it's going to be a good month for me this year. I hope it's a good one for you too.
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#illustration #makearteveryday #creativedaily #may #illustratorsoninstagram
  • Lately, I've noticed hundreds of these little orange butterflies migrating through (painted ladies). They seem to be everywhere I go. When they stop to rest their wings I quietly tiptoe up to them to take their picture but apparently I'm really noisy because they fly off every single time. Okay, I think my shadow is what actually scares them off but either way I've been wildly unsuccessful as a butterfly photographer so I decided to illustrate the photo I didn't get instead. It's nice to see so many signs of Spring. It finally (finally!) feels like it's here to stay. What do you think? ⠀
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  • I’m excited to announce that after five months of hibernation Herman + Midge (pictured here) have woken up. 😍
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