About Kristle

I find joy in nature and the unexpected. I see inspiration everywhere - from fashion, to the outdoors, interior design, but especially my natural surroundings, and North Carolina has the best backdrop— from mountains to beaches. Painting people and figures is exciting to me because I’m attracted to detail and nuance. I love vibrant color and my practice of painting daily. 

I’ve always had a passion for art!  I was trained in fine arts and I graduated from Texas Tech University. In high school studio art, I won a national award for a portrait of a little boy looking up at a yellow ribbon on a tree (post 9/11). Part of my award package was to have this painting hanging in the Congress building. It was around this time that I fell in love with creating and sharing my work with the world. 

I now live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband and our two kids, Annie and Zo.

I love thick, vibrant colors and gravitate toward acrylic over oil, as I’m too impatient for the fickle brushstrokes to form. 

My little studio is behind my house and have been I painting full time since 2017. I think it’s the best job in the world.

Who inspires me? I love Helen Frankenthaler’s pours of color and confidence and Rene Magritte’s imagination, Hopper’s sense of depth, Slim Aarons’ iconic photographs and Picasso’s form and composition.

Say hello at art@kristlestudio.com.