Born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, I developed a love for art as far back as I can remember. I attended Massachusetts College Of Art & Design, majoring in Industrial Design. Graduating into the 2008 Recession, allowed me the opportunity to open my own children's art studio which I've owned and operated with my husband and dog Bunny for the past 8.5 years. Through my years teaching and constantly playing with color & texture with the kids - its lead me to my latest collection of psy·cho·graph·ics /ˌsīkōˈɡrafiks/
Psychographics: comes from the word Psychography. It's defined as, a history of an individual soul; the natural history of the phenomenon of mind - ultimately: spirit-writing. I just happen to be spirit-painting! Or how I've now come to call it 'Automatic Painting.'
These stories, feelings & emotions come to me intuitively at the moment - in hopes to create balance & harmony as I'm painting. As you view my psychographics, I'm inviting you on this therapeutic and healing journey with me & I hope you continue to follow along and heal with me through this powerful, life-changing practice.
A Little About Me :
I started my personal painting journey back in January 2018. I found myself at a point in my life where I was feeling overwhelmed and was using food as my therapy. I needed to find a better outlet for the stress and uncertainty I was feeling. I made a conscious effort to focus more on myself and find my way back to me! When I first started - it was all about daily practice, finding my style but quickly transformed into: ...I couldn't paint it fast enough! All this emotion was pouring out of me and brought up a lot of deep-rooted traumas that I had pushed away for many years. With each painting, I started to feel a weight lift. I was allowing myself to process while using painting as my new form of therapy. I'm a self-taught painter formally educated in Industrial Design at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Art has always been a passion of mine, from weekends spent as a little girl with my grandparents to now owning a kid's art studio - SplatterBox with my husband and dog for the past 8 years. I've always been an artist at heart but now I'm living it!
This brings me to the most exciting thing to come since starting this healing journey - I've realized my passion - and my passion is PAINTING and the mental and emotional freedom that comes with it! I want to help you tap into your underlying emotions and release any form of negativity that is leaving you feeling stressed, burdened, or alone. Through this 5 week workshop, I will help you navigate your feelings and translate them into a beautiful piece of art that will allow you to shed light on what once was a burden and now something beautiful to reflect on. - Kristen