A native of Fargo ND I have lived in a few large cities: Chicago, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix, New York City, Los Angeles and Virginia Beach with a few smaller communities peppered in: Coos Bay Oregon, South Lake Tahoe, Ventura California, Gordonsville and Charlottesville Virginia. I currently live with my husband Robert and my rescue dog Katja in Alexandria Virginia. I’ve been so fortunate to experience such grand scenery, but until now have never painted it. (How could that be?) Instead, I’ve had several art paths in my life: commercial design, a figurative series titled ‘Archetypes of the Feminine’, some exciting public mural projects in Los Angeles, and for the past two years plein aire landscape painting. If there weren’t so many years involved, I would sound rather flighty, but each style and type of art has been created and developed over the years and built beautifully on top of each other. You can visit my other blog site at www.kriegart.com and learn more about my biography in my interview with Voyage Chicago.
I love the outdoors, I love painting landscapes, I’m learning about overlanding, camping and I’m way into the gear involved. I have a cool rescue yorkie/doodle named Katja who’s learning to hang with me when I paint. Although it’s the middle of winter in Alexandria, there’s still plenty to do before I can get back outdoors.
I invite you to come with me, encourage my art and my travels and maybe even come paint alongside the road with me sometime. By joining my email list, I’ll keep you up to date every couple of weeks with:
- new art on my site
- cool new products and gear that I discover, to support my outdoor painting habit
- new places to paint and appreciate the beauty of nature
- teaching Katja how to sit for longer periods of time and at least once in a while obey my commands!
- exploring places to camp
- and definitely some techniques for painting the landscape
What People Say
“A landscape painting is essentially emotional in origin. It exists as a record of an effect in nature whose splendour has moved a human heart, and according as it is well or ill done it moves the hearts of others.” ~ Walter J. Phillipse
“Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not landscape painting be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but the experiments?” ~ John Constable
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” – Georgia O’Keefe