Kristin is an award winning contemporary impressionistic painter and instructor. The St. Joseph, Michigan native captures the “essence of life in the moment” with brushstrokes of color. Many of her paintings feature water, as she enjoys sailing, and was a member of the Chicago to Mac Race Committee for 11 years.
She enjoys painting in plein air events and was a featured instructor at Plein Air Curacao 2015. She participated in First Brush of Spring in New Harmony, Indiana, and was a part of the NE Florida plein air community when she lived in St. Augustine. She a featured artist during the Grand Hotel Garden Show in 2015 and 2016. Kristin is a US Coast Guard artist, with four works in their national collection. Kristin’s painting, “Two of a Kind” was featured in the International “Birds in Art” show, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. She has been commissioned for special paintings by KitchenAid Senior PGA, Yale University, The Eastern Board of Trauma Surgery as well as private collectors. Her work has appeared in American Art collector, and can be currently be viewed at Mackinac’s Little Gallery, on Mackinac Island and in her studio gallery at The Box Factory for the Arts, in St. Joseph, MI.
“The intention of my work is to provide the impression of a time, a place or a person. I paint more from the heart than from the head. My favorite moments are seeing the way light wraps around forms and creates a glow. I often paint into the light rather than with the light at my back. With paint and brush, I interpret and express the harmonies and notes of color, to provide a healing moment, and visual respite. It is my hope that viewers of my work relive a memory, gain a smile and experience a happy heart. I enjoy collaboration with my clients and patrons to create works to bring energy, color and light into a space.”