Living in colour

‘Colour works like a magic injection of energy.  A Life-in-Colour is adventure, exploration, and passion.  No regrets!’ – Kira Behnert


KIRA BEHNERT is an International mixed media artist based in London.   Her artworks are contrast-rich, colourful expressions of her experience of the world around her: from a childhood in Germany/Switzerland, years of study in the US and France, to her life in cosmopolitan urban London.  An enthusiasm for travel and discovery of different cultures – places and people – has created an open mind to embrace differences – in life and in her works.

Deeply influenced by the ideology ‘anything is possible’, her paintings radiate an energetic, positive outlook on life. She aims to push her artworks towards abstraction, leaving works deliberately open-ended and intriguing to the viewer.  Read more…

My Inspiration & Process People often like to know what inspires me as an artist.  Colour and light come to mind immediately – they play an important role for me and in my artworks.   Growing up in the North of Germany, frequent travels to warmer, more exotic places with bright blue skies and very different sets of vibrant and sun-bleached paints have held a special fascination since childhood.  My artworks are a reflection of my desire for light, warmth, and positivity, no matter how complex or challenging life gets around us.  Read more…

What's On


Whilst the contemporary art fair in Newbury April’21 is cancelled, I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Fair at Surrey, UK 

  • 24th – 26th September 2021

Details:  Surrey Hall, Sandown Park Racecource, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ

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Vanity Fair UK – March/April/May Isuees 2021

Kira Behnert’s Art will be featured in Vanity Fair UK’s issues of March, April & May. Look out for the ‘New Finds’ section!

Vanity Fair UK New Finds Kira Behnert Art
Vanity Fair UK New Finds Kira Behnert Art



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Mixed Media on Canvas

My artworks are a reflection of my desire for light, warmth, and positivity, no matter how complex or challenging life gets around us. – My mixed media on canvas pieces are where I can express myself on a larger scale 

Mixed Media on Board
Moab Utah Canyons Abstract Art

Given the firm nature of birch boards, it is one of the greatest surfaces for mixed media for me.   The many layers of paint, collage, plaster and other material can be added applying pressure and marks can be made scratching into the surface.  Rich and multi-faceted artworks come to life. 

The artworks are sold unframed for easy shipping but frames can be added upon request.

Current Collections:

  • Whites 2020
  • Young – Series 2020
  • Utah – Series 2020
Monotype Screen Prints
Autumn Vibes

My monotype screen prints are created directly on the screen.  A limited series of artist prints are available to purchase as glicee prints on beautiful Hahnemühle paper.

Current Collections:

  • Out & About – Monoprint Series 2020
  • Love the Day – Monoprint Series 2020
  • Utah – Print Collection
  • Cal Beaches – Print Collection
  • At the Coast – Print Collection
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