Kristen I.

“I would like to show the world what inspires me by painting and drawing my daily inspirations. People and events around me inspire my artwork. Most of the characters that I create are abstracts. I love working with acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, brush markers, paint markers, pastels & watercolors. I like to learn new things every day.

I have been drawing and painting since I was 3 years old. I started drawing portraits and characters from the video games that I played during my life. I also enjoy drawing cats because I love cats. I had a pet cat named Max from 1990-2004 that inspired me to draw cats.

I love using markers because the pigmentations are beautiful and pop easily once drawn. I sometimes use art to raise awareness on many social issues that the world deals with especially today. I enjoy doing portraits the most because they are my specialty.”

Kristen was 1 of 3 selected to participate in our “Advancing the Artist” workshop series where artists learn to create the tools to promote themselves such as websites, resumes, portfolios, social media and more.

Exhibitions

2018
CareOne Celebrates the Arts
CareOne, Fort Lee, NJ
2018
Private Showcase
TK Home & Garden Store
2018
Private Showcase
Old Chatham Country Store & Café
2018
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2018
Access-ABILITY Pop Up
Morris Museum
2018
et Tu, Art Brute?
Andrew Edlin Gallery
2017
I Did It My Wae
West Orange Arts Council
2017
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2016
Art Connections 12
George Segal Gallery
2016
Reel Abilities
Gaelen Gallery West
2015
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Commissions

2017
Art for Magnet Set
JSDD's Wae Center
2017
Art for Spring Scarf
JSDD’s Wae Center

Honors

2018
Artwork chosen for awards and notebook cover
SHA's 20th Conference
2016
July 2016 Healing Artist of the Month
Healing Arts, Atlantic Health System