Krista Brennan

Role & Qualifications

Krista is a Senior Tutor and Student Liaison Officer at Sydney Art School.

Krista is a qualified Trainer and Assessor and holds the qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts & Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Her specialist medium is watercolour, tackling a diverse range of subjects and styles with her bold, intense, realistic approach. Her commissioned works include books, card games, portraits and landscapes.

She is a passionate artist and enthusiastic tutor, dedicated to supporting her students in achieving their artistic goals.

As a professional artist the quality of Krista’s artwork speaks for itself.  She has a broad skill set that covers commercial and children’s illustration, watercolour and oil painting, drawing and stained glass crafting.

 Prizes and Exhibitions:

Sir William Dobell Scholarship, Julian Ashton Art School.
Richard and Wenda Ashton Prize, JAAS.
Hornsby Art Society exhibition
Orange Blossom Festival – best small painting prize
Finalist in the AME Bale Travelling Scholarship
Finalist in the AME Bale Travelling Scholarship
Finalist in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize
Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea and
Shanghai, China
Journeys West Exhibition in Orange

Books and Publications:
The Steampunk Bible By Jeff Vandermeer
Eidolon, The Electrodyne Opera By A. Morningstar
Liebling, An Adventurous Life
Liebling Colouring-in Book By Jenny Mansell-Black
2013 – Current
Steam in the Willows Self-published, funded successfully through Kickstarter in 2013
2014 – Current
Numo Card Game
Numo E-books
By John Kinny-Lewis

Teaching Experience:
2012 – Current
One off painting workshops for corporate clients: including Google, Apple, Wacom, Triple M, Chanel and Blackmores.


Dobell Scholarship at Julian Ashton Art School, 2009
Diploma of Fine Art, 2010
Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize, 2011
Finalist AME Bale Scholarship, 2010 & 2011