My name is Kristina and I am a freelance and commission painter from Geneva, IL. I am currently enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying Art Education and Painting, but nevertheless I work with clients and take commissions on the side.
I was fortunate enough to be brought up by a family that understood the importance of fostering artistic and musical interests, and for as long as I can remember, I have searched for creative outlets. I feel that it is my duty to continue to educate youth about valuable ways to use art in their academic and everyday lives.
My love for working with oil paints started in 2018 when I professionally used them for the first time, and it has been my primary medium for art making ever since. Because I am a full-time student, for now, my commission work and personal projects are done in my spare time. I am luckily able to make them my focus during seasonal breaks throughout the year. My work mainly focuses on expressive portraiture, but I am always eager to learn about and try my hand at different styles, mediums, and subjects as well.