Kaitlin Hoyt is a mixed-media illustrator, combining the vibrant opacity of acrylic paint with the control and precision of coloured pencil. Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, her paintings often feature North American wildlife with a whimsical flair, depicting colourful scenes and imaginative hybrids.
Hoyt's childhood fascination of fairytales and animation have inspired a playfulness in her work that explores the inherent personality of all living things. Having been exposed to digital art from a young age, her painted works feel bold and graphic, infusing qualities of both traditional and contemporary mediums.
Having dreamed of becoming a professional artist since childhood, Hoyt finally committed to teaching herself to paint when on the verge of graduating into a career in public health in 2019. Since then, she has been invited the renowned Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts, illustrated children's books, sold her work around the world, and built a flourishing community on social media where she shares her artistic process.