About the Artist, Krista Shiner
Hi World! I'm Krista! I'm grateful to have you here!
My lifelong passion has been in all aspects of the arts and sciences. I want to visually remind people that we are all a part of nature and thus the cross-cultural medicinal qualities that plant life/the natural environment provides us to exist harmoniously, Bringing the outside in to homes and businesses with beauty to strengthen, heal, activate, and restore this innate connection to our highest selves in multiple ways. My deep connection and admiration of the earth infuses all that I create. Conceptually my artwork has always been inspired by the energy that fuels all of creation. Quantum creativity. Hence my tagline as “The Art Of Healing With Art”. The creative spirit is real and in this connection is where I create from.
While my passion for creation spans numerous art forms, mediums, materials, and the sciences, I’m also deeply committed to building a sustainable livelihood that benefits all collectively and individually. This includes donating art, time, and resources to organizations that protect the planet that sustains us. I am an advocate for humans, animals- all living beings- to be a voice for all those that don't have one.
My hobbies and interests are vast. I enjoy adventure, travel, dancing, friends and family, gardening, and treasure the simplest pleasures this life has to offer. I know one thing for certain. I am never bored. :)
Inspirations of flora, plant life, crystals, fossils, microorganisms and the various dynamic
elements of nature fill each painting bridging realism with abstract expressionism. Each expressive line, space, color, form, and texture has
been thoughtfully placed within each piece in relation to the whole.
I utilize a combination of materials such as acrylic, oil, and metal based paints alongside textural mediums such as concrete and natural found objects. Incorporated with the metal paints is the use of controlled applied patina solutions to create an array of organic colors. I enjoy creating paintings that borderline sculpture where the framing becomes part of the piece. I envision creating architectural installations alongside others while continuing to create paintings. Exploring the worlds of living walls and massive artistic installations around the world.
Alongside creating artwork for sale, my company Shiner Studios expands into architectural art and decorative art. This has allowed me to work with various materials to create custom finishing solutions for residential and commercial clients. This includes other artists, designers, and design build firms in Denver, CO and other parts of the country. I love integrating these worlds and hope to join other collectives with similar missions.