Since a child, Krista has had an innate sense of artistic ability and imagination. Her life long passion is Art. Painting, design, drawing, writing dancing, clay and music.
Krista is a self-made woman. Her determination and passion have led her to where she is today and she is just getting started. She has been a resident of Denver for many years, moving here from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to take in the beauty Colorado has to offer and is excited to see Denver booming with Art and Innovation.
She began her career in the Decorative Arts as an independent contractor for several other artists in the Denver area while pursuing her Bachelor’s of Fine Art with an emphasis in painting and a Spanish minor. Those artists, among many to this day, nurtured her creativity and spirit where five and a half years later, 2006, she found Diseño, Inc to provide decorative concrete applications, specialty paint finishes and Fine Art for residential and commercial clients. In May of 2010 Diseño became Shiner Studios to exemplify the difference in the contracting world as an artist first and an artisan second. Having studied Spanish since grade school, living and studying in Mexico, her ability to speak Spanish has been very helpful in her field allowing her to communicate with many other artisans.
She is reputed for her genuine nature, patience, fun loving spirit, trustworthiness, and creativity. An authentic people person, she loves working with people and treats each person with the same amount of respect and consideration. With over 16 years experience in the Decorative Arts, extensive art education, professional training in and outside of her industry, knowledge of creative trends and setting her own, she is able to transform a space into a work of art. Her approach intertwines the key elements of design and innovation with her artistic capabilities as an Artist. With that she is highly capable of collaborating with others in the various facets of art, design, and their counter parts in the construction industry for residential and commercial spaces, interior and exterior. Emotional depths of color and texture, heavy influence and inspiration by cultural and architectural styles, she is passionate about creating artwork and spaces where her and her clients’ visions are brought to life. She has worked with private and corporate clients that include homeowners, luxury real estate developers and commercial entities such as restaurants and bars in Denver and beyond. For each project, she listens to her clients and deftly translates her client’s vision and aesthetic hopes. Communication and planning are two vital aspects to produce what her clients are seeking. Because of the specialized nature of this line of work and process, she often collaborates directly with designers, design build firms, architects, and other artists and artisans of multiple disciplines to ensure that all elements of the space are created in harmony.
Krista continues creating artwork, most specifically paintings, and is planning new collections to unveil in 2017. She has focused much of her attention in the Decorative Arts industry during her career, striving to create a living while bridging her artwork and decorative artwork. She looks forward to creating innovative and challenging commissioned projects that best exemplify her capabilities as an artist and her passion of creating healing spaces for wholly unique installations. She continues to strengthen her business acumen with focus on client service, professional and artistic training and education, research, and experimentation to offer an innovative approach in the restoration and design of homes or businesses.
Her passion for nature and all of it’s inhabitants serves as fuel and endless inspiration for her endeavors. Her dream is to create eco-conscious, healing designs and installations that incorporate elements of nature with the talents of other artists, earth-lovers, and digital creatives in video and film in multiple disciplines to offer truly special places for all who encounter them to enjoy.
In her spare time, she enjoys hikes, biking, dancing, yoga, travel, volunteering,cooking, spending time with family and friends, camping, reading, gardening,and much more. She’s never bored! Much of her personal plans involve having a home base with her own greenhouse, traveling the world (who doesn’t want to!), painting, creating in general, teaching, volunteering, and whatever sparkling opportunities present themselves. All of which encompass her heart and expanding creative capacity with her business for the efforts of organizations focused on animal welfare and protection, humanitarian, ecological and environmental efforts striving to be an advocate for the unheard voices of the earth.
Krista Shiner, owner and operator of Shiner Studios, LLC, was employed by us to do some work on our back patio. From the outset she inspired our confidence with her professionalism as well as her vision. We had done quite a bit to transform our back patio area within a certain color palette, but our concrete was a sickening pink we had inherited when we bought the house. Krista was able to show us several samples of ways she could recolor the concrete, not just as solid color but by working with various techniques to vary the color, using multiple tones to give our concrete an old feel. She also had a good color sense and was able to work with us to find the right shades to blend with what we had already done. She finished the work off with personalized artistic touches. The end result was that she completed the transformation we had started. We could not be happier with the end result! I should also add that Krista and her team are personable and pleasant to deal with, punctual and extremely neat. All in all our experience couldn’t have been better. 9.2013
Krista- You did a magnificent job on all you touched. We truly appreciate your artistry and patience- Thank you! Thank you!
R & L, Parker, CO 6.3.2013
What a pleasure it is to work with you, Krista! You are a wonderful combination of artist, scientist and business woman. I appreciate all of those aspects of you whenever we discuss a client’s project, because all three of those attributes are so necessary to the successful completion of each job. You are very creative and know how to use and combine your materials to make the results wonderful. And your business acumen keeps you grounded on what is realistic to complete the project. I always look forward to our interactions. Keep up the great work!
A La Carte Design, Greenwood Village, CO
As a healer I often look for art that captures the spirit and brings healing energy through. Setting my healing space and my house with conscious spiritual flowing energy is important for my Shamanic and daily spiritual practice. Finding such artwork can be a challenge. Krista created two pieces for me using her own intuition and gifted skills that really captured the essence of the flow of spirit through our daily learning and growth. The pieces embody the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspecs of the work that I do and come to life, changing and shifting as the energy moves through it. I can feel the the energy move and it brings an aspect of healing energy that wasn’t there before. Krista is truly gifted and I am so grateful for her artwork. I know that if I want a piece made that it will be made with integrity, intuition and be truly unique for its intended purpose.
-Reverend Katherine Ganev, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Ki of G Healing.
Krista is an amazing and truly unique artist. Her work ethic and approach to all her projects defines her as a dynamic creative entity that immerses herself totally in all of her work-the results are beauty that we are all privileged to enjoy.
C.P. Creative Director SDI Charlotte, NC
In 2010 Krista painted us a triptych to put in our home in Cozumel, Mexico. It is beautiful with flowers from that region and makes the room come alive. We have been very pleased with her work and her dedication.
Thank You!!!!!! J & V V., Mead, CO
Krista Shiner is an awe inspiring artist who has the ability to express her unique style while still meeting the best hopes of her clients. She is something of a customized artist in residence. Her unique techniques and styles evolve, almost as if her art is alive, and the perspective surrounding the finished product or piece is very personalized. Krista Shiner has completed bathroom surfaces as well as customized art for my homes, and the feeling her creations give to any space is both breathtaking and inspiring. I am grateful to have her work in my presence, harmonizing my space, and there is no doubt I will commission her again!
A.M., Golden, CO
I have used Krista’s expertise as a color specialist to help me pick paints for multiple house remodels and even my own home. I would recommend her as an expert color specialist keeping up with all the current trends and classic styles.
Paul K., Denver, CO
My bedroom faux painted by Krista Shiner is a marvelous experience to spend time in. It’s done in shades of rose and burgundy that I chose, but Krista, the artist, added gold to some of the glaze and sections, providing constantly changing effects according to the amount of sunlight or lack of sunlight the walls are reflecting. My personal favorite is during the evening and the peacefulness and tranquility of this room appeals to men as much as to women. I sleep and sleep in this room! Thank you, Krista. The job you did for me is perfect.
Bette A., Littleton, CO
I truly want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your artistic talents, dedication and commitment that brought to painting Kaila’s room. Your dynamic vision created as the end result that Kaila and I are so proud of. I was always impressed by your professionalism and your positive personality. We thank you greatly.
Fondly, Melinda D., Castle Rock, CO
Re: Ritz-Carlton Denver, Elway’s Restaurant
Dear Ms. Shiner,
We just wanted to inform you that the Architect and client are thoroughly impressed with the quality of your work. The Architect noted that they did not realize that the walls were paint until they placed their hands on them. They were convinced that the walls were covered with leather, which was the exact look they were looking for.
Once again, I am pleased to say that your work is outstanding and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Congratulations on a job well done.