“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.