Kristin Clark (AIS), grew up in Lake Bluff, Illinois and received her BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. While living and working as an actress in New York City, she also began seeking education in the visual arts at the renowned Art Student’s League. Gradually her focus shifted from acting to painting. She and her husband moved to Nashville, TN in 2005. There she met Jody and Pat Thompson and Dawn Whitelaw and her art education truly began. She took classes and workshops in portraiture, still life and the figure. “I thought the ship had sailed for getting a true art education-that that would not be in the cards for me-but when I expressed a passion for this medium and a desire to learn from the masters, they appeared”.
She has studied with Peggi Kroll Roberts, Paula Frizbe, Pam Padgett, Anne Blair Brown and Kim English. “All these artists have been so giving and influential.” Kristin credits Jody, Pat, Anne and Dawn most with her growth as an artist. “They have been true mentors and a constant resource of knowledge and inspiration. It is because of their generosity that I am able to share with others my views and my gratitude through the language of art. It is the recognition of the Divine in all things that moves me to paint. It is my intent to heal and uplift in this way.”
Kristin has had paintings juried into the 2012 American Impressionist Society Exhibition where she won the Artist Choice award, The Women Painters of the Southeast where she won Second Place, the 2013 AIS show,the Cumberland Society’s First Annual Juried Exhibition, and the 2017 AIS exhibition. Clark is represented by Richland Fine Art (Nashville, TN) and Brazier Gallery (Richmond, VA).
Kristin's studio is located at On Track Studios in Franklin, TN.
Her paintings hang in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.