Hello, I'm Kirsty and I am the designer behind Per Mano Mia. Per mano mia means 'by my hand' in Italian.

Each of my pieces starts life as an ink or acrylic painting or a rough sketchbook doodle in my studio in Hertfordshire. I take inspiration from the shapes, patterns and texture nature makes and my work is heavily influenced by the simplicity of Scandinavian design and the need to create a calm and relaxing environment. 

I originally trained in printed textile and fashion design and spent many years working in costume for film and television. I use my knowledge of design and pattern within my work and stuff them with muted colours and textural detail so that once up on your wall they help create that cosy, calm environment we all want at home. 

All of my prints unless otherwise stated are Giclee prints and are printed on a variety of high quality fine art papers. I have chosen this type of printing technique as the nature of the paper and the Giclee printing process means that the original painting is beautifully reproduced. 

I currently have available handmade decorative paper wall hangings and garlands, prints and cards.