Kristen was born in Welland, Canada. She received her Masters of Art Education from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and her Bachelor of Arts (Honors level-Specializing in Fine Arts) from the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada.  Kristen has exhibited in both North America and abroad including Gallery NONA in Brisbane Australia, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the Zavitz Gallery in Guelph.

Her original artworks and commissioned works can be found in private collections in Canada, Australia and the United States.

Kristen is both an Artist and an Art Educator who works across a range of diverse media including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.

Education & Workshops

Capturing Life-Academic Portrait Painting 2017

Studio West, Brooklyn, NY

Transcending the Photo Reference  2016

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Masters of Art Education  2012-2014

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA                                                                                  

Bachelor of Arts, Honors – Specialization Fine Arts  1992-1996

University Of Guelph, Guelph, ON


The Studio

A creative working space for Kristen to complete her original artworks and commissions for private collections.

​The studio also offers private instruction for individuals with a desire to develop their creative expression and improve their technical skills.

​Lessons in painting or drawing are offered on an hourly basis.