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Kristen Ide

Joined Artfinder: July 2019

Artworks for sale: 14

(1)

United States

About Kristen Ide

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography

    Kristen is an award-winning abstract expressionism artist and certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others. Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at Art on 30th, located in the North Park’s vibrant arts and culture district, and teaches abstract painting classes at their school. She is best known for using various white and cream hues and incorporating a wide variety of drawing materials in her abstract work, giving it a “fresh,” expressive, and gestural feeling.

    Her work is on display at Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista as well as selected and featured in newsletters as part of various Editor/Staff Pick highlights. She has been juried into local San Diego shows, prestigious regional exhibits at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, and national shows in Washington DC, San Diego, CA, and Port Angeles, WA.

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    I started making art at a very young age with just a pencil and literally any scrap of paper I could find. My parents couldn’t feed me enough paper before I’d fill them up and ask for more. I am grateful to have had such support. It’s what I’ve always done and they knew, as did I, that I would be serious in pursuing art as an adult. Being an artist is more a part of who I am than what I do. I know I’ll never retire, art demands too much of me to let me stop.

    Though I went to school for art education and learned a variety of new mediums, my current work, filled with a wide variety of mark making materials, still reflects my love for drawing. I’m in love with the materials: the smell, the texture, and how it feels in my hand as I move it around. Powdered graphite, jumbo graphite sticks, pumice gel, carbon, water soluble wax crayons, oil pigment sticks, and lumber crayons are just some of the materials that I will incorporate into my paintings.

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  • Education

    2016 - 2017

    Full Sail University

    2000 - 2007

    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Awards

    2019

    1st Place

    Ashton Gallery “75 & Sunny” Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Juried by Cindy Blumkin, owner of Art 'n' Soul 101.

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    2019

    Juror’s Choice

    Ashton Gallery “Double Trouble” Exhibition in San Diego. Juried by Elizabeth Cumming, curator for Bread & Cie Bakery & Cafe.

    2018

    Honorable Mention

    Ashton Gallery "Going Green" Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Juried by Brenda York, professional artist.
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Professional Plan

Links


Education

2016 - 2017

Full Sail University

2000 - 2007

Middle Tennessee State University


Awards

2019

1st Place

Ashton Gallery “75 & Sunny” Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Juried by Cindy Blumkin, owner of Art 'n' Soul 101.

Show more awardsHide

2019

Juror’s Choice

Ashton Gallery “Double Trouble” Exhibition in San Diego. Juried by Elizabeth Cumming, curator for Bread & Cie Bakery & Cafe.

2018

Honorable Mention

Ashton Gallery "Going Green" Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Juried by Brenda York, professional artist.

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Kristen is an award-winning abstract expressionism artist and certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others. Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at Art on 30th, located in the North Park’s vibrant arts and culture district, and teaches abstract painting classes at their school. She is best known for using various white and cream hues and incorporating a wide variety of drawing materials in her abstract work, giving it a “fresh,” expressive, and gestural feeling.

Her work is on display at Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista as well as selected and featured in newsletters as part of various Editor/Staff Pick highlights. She has been juried into local San Diego shows, prestigious regional exhibits at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, and national shows in Washington DC, San Diego, CA, and Port Angeles, WA.

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I started making art at a very young age with just a pencil and literally any scrap of paper I could find. My parents couldn’t feed me enough paper before I’d fill them up and ask for more. I am grateful to have had such support. It’s what I’ve always done and they knew, as did I, that I would be serious in pursuing art as an adult. Being an artist is more a part of who I am than what I do. I know I’ll never retire, art demands too much of me to let me stop.

Though I went to school for art education and learned a variety of new mediums, my current work, filled with a wide variety of mark making materials, still reflects my love for drawing. I’m in love with the materials: the smell, the texture, and how it feels in my hand as I move it around. Powdered graphite, jumbo graphite sticks, pumice gel, carbon, water soluble wax crayons, oil pigment sticks, and lumber crayons are just some of the materials that I will incorporate into my paintings.

 
 
 
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