Kristin's award-winning paintings capture the essence of "life-in-the-moment" with brushstrokes of color. She works in both oil and acrylic in a contemporary, realistic style. Her background is in graphic design and marketing with a college education in fine art and art history. She has studied with notable contemporary masters. The U.S. Coast Guard awarded her with a Public Service Award for two of her paintings which were accepted into the 2011 National Collection.