In 1998 she received a Fine Art degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Kristen favors figurative and natural forms in her art. Her thesis was based on our kinship with our wildlife neighbors and Mother Earth, a philosophy she still holds dear.
Many outdoor activities influenced her imagery. As a Maine river guide, Kristen fell in love with the amazing beauty and energy of water. She became the art director of No Umbrella in it’s depute year, 2002. That’s where she really cut her teeth in the graphic design world and has been employed by local newspapers as a successful graphic artist for over 8 years.
In the fine art and illustrative realm, Kristen’s work is representational. She paints rich buttery applications of color, draws a meandering pen and ink, and scratches out rich pastels, all while pulling her energy from the natural world.
While wearing the graphic designer hat the art is concise and bold, making her a versatile artist.
In 2010 Kristen teamed up with the sidekick Dalvay dog, and moved to Idaho in search of bigger wilds and love. She found both. And he got her horses!
Kristen’s a sucker for Kraft Mac, enjoys Red Rose Tea, can hold her own at rock climbing and is exceptionally delighted for a double yolked egg.
Currently, Kristen has moved back to Maine and is enrolled at Maine College of Art in the Masters of Art Teaching Class of 2020.
Kristen is tied up with graduate studies but will be available for commission art work, animal portraiture, graphic layout and illustrative design after May 2020.
Kristen can also be reach via her Facebook page, Facebook.com/KaiserCreative.org
Kristen’s graphic art resume can be reached here.