When she was 18, she moved to Clearwater, Florida with her family. It wasn’t until she started working in an art and craft store as a custom picture framer, that she started painting. She loved designing and framing all of the different styles of art that came into the shop… so she decided to try her hand at painting.
She has been painting ever since. Learning different techniques and trying different mediums, she now paints with oils, and is inspired by the beautiful beaches on Florida’s west coast.
The revival of romantic figurative painting has inspired Kristen to paint images of the female figure. In her recent “Kimono Series”, she paints with a sense of ambiguity; faces hidden, combining drapery and pattern with the figure.
Kristen’s art has been displayed in local galleries, and has been sold to collectors in the U.S., France and China.
Kristen is a member of several local art groups including the Dunedin Fine Art Center, the Creative Artists Guild and the Tarpon Springs Art Association.