About Kristine


Why I Paint

Now more than ever, I believe humanity needs nourishing art. We cannot expect to thrive as spiritual beings with starved souls.

Nature as My Muse. Art as My Medicine.

I grew up in a Swiss Family Robinson story and always felt a deep connection to nature. The overflowing beauty of Oregon provides endless streams of healing inspiration.

A leaf…a feather…the magical way light breaks through the trees, the illusive horizon at sea; these things fuel my passion to paint.

Former SurferThe sand. The ocean. The surf. I always wanted to be Gidget.

My PassionsBeing in nature, swimming, hiking, traveling, inspiring and uplifting others, and of course, painting and drawing.

Body of WorkThis recent series tell the story of a journey back to self. My hope is that others will resonate with the images and feel a deeper sense of joy, freedom and personal power.

Series #1 – Boats: Paintings inspired from time spent boating with my family. The peace and tranquility of the open vessels floating on water were the calm I needed during a turbulent time.

Series #2 – Surf: I am often drawn back to the ocean and began painting surf and beach scenes with beach balls and surfer girls and colorful memories of a joyful time spent at the Oregon coast.

Series #3 – Spirit Warrior: Paintings of women, headdresses and feathers; symbolizing bravery, courage and spirituality.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, where I studied under Earl Linderman and Jack Breckenridge, two of my favorite artists. My art studio is located in Portland and visitors are most welcome by appointment.