Kristle finds inspiration in nature and the unexpected - from fashion to the outdoors, but especially in her natural and social surroundings, in North Carolina and from growing up in Texas. Painting figures is exciting to her because of her observation to detail, social interaction, and nuance. She loves vibrant color and also practices painting daily.
Kristle was trained in fine arts and graduated from Texas Tech University. In high school, she won a national award for a portrait of a little boy looking up at a yellow ribbon on a tree (post 9/11) and the painting was hung in the Congress building. It was around this time that she fell in love with depicting emotions through her art and sharing her work.
Kristle’s studio is behind her house and she has been painting full-time since 2017.