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  • Meet Kristine

Celebrate life by surrounding yourself with art!

I am constantly overwhelmed by the beauty of life and when trying to communicate this in my art, sometimes it seems like there is no way for the page to contain it. I explore depictions of all the singular places into which we try to fit ourselves: into a talent, a career, a gender, a religion, a relationship, a town, a feeling. None can contain all of the extraordinarily complex beauty of our lives. This conflict fascinates me and solving the problems of fitting every beautiful thing onto a single canvas is what brings me back to my studio daily. I use watercolor, acrylic, oils, pen and ink and pencil to tell the stories that communicate how I see this one, beautifully complex life.

Frida Kahlo said, “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world. But then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

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