My goal is to portray each being's unique life spark.
I'm forever discovering new ways to view life and translate it into my art.
A native of Washington, DC, Krista has been painting since childhood. She is largely self-taught, constantly studying old masters and refining her approach. Her natural curiosity for the natural world sparks new ways to view it and fresh perspectives on how to translate that onto canvas.
Though Krista's work includes many different subjects and styles, portraiture remains her first love. Each portrait is special; the reward for bringing forth the emotional quality that makes us unique is supremely satisfying for her.
Bishop Stock, Snow Hill, MD
Haley Fine Art, Sperryville, VA
The Corner Shoppe, Snow Hill, MD
Magnolia French Antiques, Seattle, WA
Conrad’s Furniture Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Blue Dog Café, Snow Hill, MD
Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, AZ
Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane, VA
Copper Fox, Sperryville, VA (sold out show)
"The moment I saw the portrait of my granddaughter, I was speechless. Krista captured her happy spirit so wonderfully that it took my breath away."
"My grandson's portrait was so lifelike, I expect him to say something to me every time I look at him. The painting captured him so well that I knew instantly I will be ordering portraits of my other grandchildren."
"I ordered a portrait of my grandson for my daughter as
a Christmas gift and her reaction definitely exceeded
my expectations and made the day absolutely wonderful!"
"My beloved Pete is one crazy pug and Krista managed to capture his innocent look while perfectly hinting at his rascally, mischevious side."