Born and raised in Ohio, Kristine conveys in her paintings a sincere & life-long love of animals, nature and art. She enjoys photographing dogs, horses, birds, flowers and various wildlife, which are the inspirations and subjects of her paintings. She has won numerous awards at juried art shows, and her work has been collected throughout the country, as well as internationally. She accepts a limited amount of custom portrait and original painting commissions each year.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Kristine paints in a detailed and realistic manner using the pastel medium. She enjoys painting and marketing her artwork from the loft in her log home studio situated on 24 acres in the country. Kristine shares her country log home with her husband and their clumber spaniels.