"I have been making art for decades my muse coming and going through the years. Early in life I’ve felt part of nature, ultimately dependent and connected to the natural world. Eventually, the years have led me to try to express the poetic heart of the landscape. I feel at peace when I am surrounded by nature and lighthearted when I am painting. It's what feeds my soul. My hope is to represent in my art the magic and spirit that I found while here."
Kris grew up in Idaho. To be more precise, in the Treasure Valley, the heart of the lowland farmlands between the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the Owyhee Mountain Range. "I moved to Oregon in the late 80's where I became inspired by the majestic glacier covered mountains, peaceful meadows and farmlands of the Willamette Valley as well as the ever-changing hillsides of the Coast Range I now call my home."
My recent work consists mostly of en plain air landscapes, weather permitting, and exploring techniques that push the limits of my artwork when it's too wet or cold to go outside.