My Story


Welcome to my website, my name is Kathryn Kneefel and I specialize in ink pet portraits and dabble in landscapes.





Blue Badger Studio is my creative business based in beautiful West Cork where I work from home and mind my baby boy Hugo and my little dog Gizmo.

"It's all about paw-senality"


My story began when I fell in love with my furry friend Pippa, her puppy antics inspired me to capture the “language of Dog”. I specialize in capturing their personalities, quirks and looks. They are 100% part of the family and stick with us through our ups and downs, loyal to the end.
I studied interior design and Architecture in Cork, when I graduated during the recession, I worked in a small independent interiors shop near Kinsale where I grew up. During this time, I had a chance to develop and I met so many colourful and wonderful people. When I got married, we moved to Clonakilty where I worked as an intern for Little Green Dot. The owner's and community's creativity and drive inspired me to start my own Art business.
I've always been passionate about painting and drawing, even though I didn't go to Art College, I learned so many other useful design and business skills from my background. When Hugo came along two years ago, I was so grateful to work from home and spend more time watching him grow.

When you buy from a small Irish business like mine you support a family and the Irish economy. Every inquiry, sale and online visit means the world to me. So, a big welcome and thank you to you!

My Prints and greeting cards are printed and packaged in Ireland and are a lovely quality, it's all hands-on deck here at Blue Badger Studio. If you have any queries you can contact me anytime through email or by filling out the contact form here.
You can find a selection of my products at these beautiful shops:
Forest and Flock, Bantry, West Cork
Wild Designs Ireland, Killarney, Kerry