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Welcome to my studio.

I am Kristye, a contemporary abstract painter, designer, writer, illustrator, and teacher living in Northern Virginia.

I see the figure as a shell for the spirit. I enjoy using impressionistic strokes, featureless faces, and expressive forms to exhibit the universal emotions we all share. I explore nature, life, and the beauty of emotional self-reflection in the world around us. I hope that my work will touch and inspire you.

Learn more about me
  • "I worked with Kristye on a surprise commission piece for my husband on Father's Day. I wish I had videotaped his reaction, because it spoke volume of her talent. It now hangs proudly in our home. Thank you Kristye!!!"


    Marianne Glaser

  • “Kristye created a painting that is a treasured moment caught in time. We could not be happier with the result. Thank you Kristye!”

    Andy McNeill

  • "Kristye, "In the Huddle", was absolutely beautiful. I want to thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent with us."

    Carol Breeding
    Former Executive Director
    Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

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    Commission A Project

    Envisioning a special memory as a timeless artwork? Decide on your image, pick between watercolor or acrylic, and set the size. Let's co-create a masterpiece that resonates with your heart. Tap into your artistic side and connect with me – let's make art together!

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    License Artwork

    My portfolio of watercolor patterns, handwritten type, and acrylic paintings are ready to be reproduced for surface design. Interested in exploring more of my artwork or seeking custom artwork? Reach out to me; I'd be thrilled to collaborate with you!

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    General Inquiries

    Whether you're a fellow artist eager to discuss techniques, a gallery considering an exhibition, an art representative, or a collector on the hunt for a new artist, I'd love to hear from you. Click the button below to reach out. Let's start a conversation!