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About Kristin Pierre

Fine Artist, Oil Painter

I have always had a love for art throughout my life.  In high school, I studied many components of studio and fine art, including photography, figure drawing, print making and design – I won the Board of Education Purchase Award my senior year for a 3ft pastel portrait I completed of my brother.

While I studied art in college, I didn’t choose art as a focus for my early adult life.  I spent time traveling and working in orphanages in Jamaica, Thailand, and Peru then pursued a career in Education. I received a Masters Degree, got married, and started a family all while teaching in Elementary Education for 10 years.

My reintroduction to art came in the form of an oil painting class my husband gifted me at our local art center. The minute I touched my brush to canvas, it all came rushing back. All my years of studying art culminated into that moment and I felt like I had finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up and since then, I’ve never looked back.

I have studied under numerous Master Painters whose expertise ranges from European Impressionism to traditional American Landscapes. Through my studies with them, along with my own passion to capture beautiful landscapes, I have been integrating both styles into my work as I find myself continually growing and evolving as a fine artist. I would categorize my work as contemporary impressionism.

Along with my journey as an artist, I am a wife, mother to three kids, and one golden retriever. I love traveling & being active, especially outside. I hike, bike, golf and just finished coaching my son’s basketball team. My family and I currently reside in Gulf Shores, AL. where I have my studio and much of my painting inspiration.

 

In short, I’m an avid coffee drinker who loves a good adventure. Some people find it crazy that I have the time to paint – I suspect it’s what keeps my sanity.