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July Newsletter

Aloha Friends,

Summer started with a bang. June was a KRAZY month for KrisTs Art.


It started with Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk. Laguna Beach is quickly becoming one of my favorite places. Its art is infectious- salty air streets are lined with galleries and art enthusiasts. To be part of Art Walk is a huge honor and I am looking forward to the summertime vibe.

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Right after Art Walk, Timo and I headed to Humbolt for the 40th Annual Summer Arts and Music Festival. 13 Hours of car time was gladly accepted. We saw so many inspiring places. The event was two days and the experience was truly one of a kind. Summer is the time to take more road trips. Getting away from it all gives you a chance to stop and smell the Redwoods!

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Next stop Hermosa Beach. Opening the letter of acceptance to feature my art at the Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival was Awe-inspiring. To be surrounded with such talent gave me the get up and go that I needed for the weekend. I learned that children are intrigued by my paintings. They are the ones that brought the parents in. I had my signature piece “Under the Sea on the easel in front of my tent and the kids wanted to touch the texture. One little one asked if I painted the sea life with frosting! And Hermosa is so close to Torrance we had to stop both days at Kings Hawaiian Bakery for some local grinds I miss so much!

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Have you ever watched a painting come together at a restaurant? Well that happened at Gondola Pizza. I had curious on lookers especially kids. They asked questions about my art and one girl asked if I am a real artist. I said yes of course and she got so excited learning that you can be a professional artist and get paid to do what you love. She reminded me that I AM  doing what I love- I wouldn’t have it any other way. Before I knew it children wanted to help me paint and one lucky artist got to take home the piece we collaborated on. She was so excited. Congratulations Arden you did a great job!

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June ended with our monthly Date N Paint night at Gondola Pizza.  What an awesome night out, Live Music by Timo, Wine, Dinner and Painting. We had a small group and did a painting of a secluded lagoon. It was awesome to connect with such great people. I am always amazed at the finished piece.

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3 Years ago I had my first experience in a gallery. Best of The West is an annual 2 day show on the Big Island of Hawaii. 25 artists are selected to show their work. That night changed me. I gained the confidence I needed to begin a professional art career.

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July is an exciting month! I have 2 Private Painting Parties. No better way to spend a summer evening in a backyard watching people have a blast.

A Promise of Hope LA is a Breast Cancer non profit providing a better live for cancer patients. We teamed up to throw a fundraiser. Giving your talent to enrich lives is so fulfilling and rewarding.

Temple Beth Ohr is celebrating 60 years and to celebrate KrisTs Art donated a FREE PAINTING PARTY for 6 with Live Music by Timo. Can’t wait to see the recipient of that party!

Date N Paint Presents: KREATIVE KIDS a special night for parents and kids to complete a masterpiece. This month we are doing an underwater scene with finger print fish! Kids up to 12 are welcome.

July is my birthday month and 2 days before my birthday we have our monthly Date N Paint. Come celebrate with me at Gondola Pizza for a night of even more celebrating than usual. A raffle for a Giclee of KrisTs Painting with be given away including some prints and a gift card to Gondola Pizza. Raffle tickets are 5 dollars.  And to celebrate this birthday mention BIRTHDAY and receive 5$ off July 27th Date N Paint. Reservations are required call 562-943-4635 to reserve your space today. Happy Painting!



Book a Private Painting today for a group of 10 or more. Inquire about Special Music. As always, Hostess paints FREE!


Stay Inspired Friends,











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Kooking With KrisT- Mac and Cheese Bites

Whats better than Bacon? Beer! I went there this week on Kooking with KrisT. In this video I make Beer Cheese with Habanero Jack Cheese, Jalapeños, Pale Ale and Bacon all baked in muffin tins to keep the portions just right! I made this recipe at Tim Hwang’s of EAT MOR YO and he gives a lively review to say the least! If you try this recipe, please post your pics and reviews.

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Date N Paint A Huge Success

As an artist and wine-O – teaching painting has never been funner. I started my small business a couple of months ago after Wine and Paint Nights started springing up everywhere. I went to one and thought I can do this! So I did. I teamed up with Gondola Pizza in La Mirada- Home of the BEST ITALIAN FOOD EVER!Gondola Pizza Its growing and repeat artists are into it! Heres a snapshot of the finished product! If you want to see my art check out KrisTs Art I will be the Featured Artist at the Wyland Gallery April 7, 2016!

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Reflections of Hilo

Hilo Slumber is a song written by Timo. Its a song of hope and never giving up. While on the Big Island I became sick and almost died and still I had to be dragged out kicking and screaming getting on an airplane in a wheelchair. “never letting go of the love we promised” Timo has a 2 minute sit down talking about the creation and meaning of his song and I paint LIVE so you can hear the whole thing. Please comment your thoughts on hope and Hawaii. Thanks for watching