Kirstie Cohen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1963, she now lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland near Inverness.
Coming from an artistic family there was no doubt in Kirstie's mind that she wanted to pursue an artistic career. She studied painting from 1983–87 at Glasgow School of Art and completed her Post graduate course there in 1987–88.
After leaving art school Kirstie started to develop the theme of landscape in her work. Kirstie's paintings are atmospheric bursts of colour, energy and emotion that draw hte viewer in for a closer look. She was a finalist in the 1989 British Airways Award at Olympia, London, a showcase for young emerging artists and has subsequently had many solo and mixed shows nationwide. In 2008 she was the winner of the Art Business Today, Canon Award, Digital Printer which gave her the opportunity to publish her work in high quality print format.