Kristine has been creating art since kindergarten when her teacher told her mom she really had some promising art talent. Throughout grade school Kris hung out with a group of retired women at the local community center so she could participate in the arts and crafts as much as possible.
She has been defined as a painter, a sculptor, and a ceramist, but no single word can describe this multi-faceted artist. Kristine works in many mediums, from steel, to clay and every color in-between. Her art reveals an eclectic blend of styles, techniques and mediums purposefully chosen to best express the art at hand.
?Artistic expression is therapeutic. I hear my own voice most clearly through paint, collage, texture and words hidden deep in the layers. Using primarily acrylic paints with my fine art, I frequently incorporate found objects such as tickets, fortunes, coins and keys to imply meaning or for simple sculptural value. My paintings explore the relationship between surface and depth, literal and metaphorical.?
Kristine is a Valley Leadership Alumni, curator of First Studio?s Art Gallery Space in downtown Phoenix, and has donated her time and talents for nearly 20 years to work with the youth and serve on the Board of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona.
She is a two-time Governors Arts? Awards nominee and recipient of the 2014 Phoenix Mayors Arts Award for her public art.
From kindergarten to today, Kris is still doing what she loves ? making art!