Krissy’s interest in art began as a child and in high school. She took private lessons in pencil, pen & ink, and watercolor.
She continued to develop her watercolor style while working on her Bachelor of Architecture at Virginia Tech. She enjoyed painting the country and scenic landscapes in the Blue Ridge Mountains and started getting requests for commissioned paintings. She worked in the architecture profession for 18 years before deciding to homeschool her four children. In 2015, she began watercolor painting again after many years and also experimented with acrylic as a medium to create more abstract paintings. It renewed her interest in the arts and her passion grew as she began seeing painting as more than just an occasional leisure interest. Krissy joined CVA in early 2016 with a desire to learn and has been an active part of the group. She has enjoyed becoming involved in the Clayton art community, participating in art shows and competitions and has prints for sale on fineartamerica.com.
I love driving down country roads and looking for painting “subjects”… old barns, houses and churches as well as farm animals that seem to pose. I am particularly fascinated by the features in dilapidated buildings. I feel that chipped paint, broken windows, missing boards and rusted roofs all added to the building’s “personality”.
I have also started developing an interest in the weather and seasons and am experimenting with incorporating that into some of my works. I consider painting to be a life-long learning process and thank God for the ability and passion He has given me.