"No stroke is a mistake, it’s expression."
Presenting our Kindred Artist of the Week series! We are big fans of all the artists we work with and we are so excited to share their stories!
This week’s featured artist is the talented local artist Christine Kleinhenz, whose colorful work graces some of our most popular Alaskan greeting cards, and who will be teaching anyone and everyone how to DIY Block Print tonight during First Friday!
Who are you?
What do you do?
Who/what inspires you?
I’m inspired by people and nature. All those who have a passion for creating gives me courage to keep exploring my own creative path. The natural world around me and its beauty keep me studying and watching and wondering how to take a moment and create a feeling.
What’s your favorite moment in the process?
I have two. My first favorite moment is the excitement that builds as I see something I am drawn too. In study of that piece, I feel an energy that I want to share. My second favorite moment is when something I am exploring and feeling shows on the canvas. It’s the moment when all the strokes come together and the piece is close to being finished and when I look I feel.
What’s a trick of your trade, or a piece of advice for other artists in your medium?
Stop by the shop tonight to make art with Christine!