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Krista resumed painting in January 2011, after a long hiatus, while she pursued her other passions: garden design, assembleage sculpture, floral design and horses. She has studied under several well known Canadian artist such as Zolton Temesy, Peter Barron, Paul Sloggit, Andrew Tomcik and Ronald Bloore. Here is her Biography! (View complete Biography to recieve current show schedule)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialized Honors, York University, Toronto, Canada. (1978 -1982) Majored in Painting and Graphics - Silkscreen, Etching, Lithography. [Recipient - Masters Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life -1982]
Trent University, Bachelor of English, Peterborough, Ont. Can. (1989 - 1994)
- Convenor - 'Winter Delight' show - Kawartha Artists Gallery - Dec.2013- Jan. 2014
- Art Battle - Live Competitive Painting - Nov. 21, 2013 - Participating artist (competitive piece was sold at silent auction)- The Venue, Peterborough, Ontario.
- Harbour Art Gallery (Artist in residence) - Group show - Opens June 29 - 30, 2013 from 2:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. both days. Gallery is open all summer until Thanksgiving weekend. Kawartha Park Marina, Burleigh Falls, Ont.
- SOLO SHOW - May - June 2013 - The Peterborough Golf and Country Club, Peterborough, Ont.
- SOLO SHOW - Mar. 24 - Apr.4, 2013 'THE FUN SIDE OF LIFE' - Kawartha Artists Gallery, 420 McConnell Rd., Peterborough, Ont.
- Winter Soltice Show - group show- The Peterborough Public Library - Nov. 2013, Peterborough, Ont.
- Winter Soltice Show - group show -The Peterborough Public Library - Dec. 20 - 21, 2012. Peterborough, Ont.
- Converner - 'Seasonal Delights' show - Kawartha Artists Gallery - Dec. 2, 2012 - Jan. 10, 2013. Peterborough, Ont.
- Harbour Art Gallery - June - October 2012 - Kawartha Park Dr., Burleigh Falls, Ont.
- Rosseau Farmers' Market - Lake Rosseau beach. - Aug. 3, 2012
- Feb. 5 - 22, 2012 'Bringing In The Sunshine' show KAG's Gallery
- Feb. 26 - Mar. 15, 2012 'Transitions' photography show KAG's Gallery
- April 1 - 12, 2012 'Behind The Red Door' SOLO SHOW Kawartha Artist's Gallery
- Sponsor of Kawartha Hunter Jumper Association - Peterborough, Ontario
SHOWS: Kildare Stables - Peterborough, Ont. - Solo Show - May 15, 2011
KHJA @ Kildare Stables- Peterborough, Ont.- Solo Show - June 5, 2011
KHJA@Small Victory Farms - Norwood, Ont.- Solo Show - July 24, 2011
KHJA@ Endless Journey Farms - Fowlers Corners, Ont. - Solo Show - Aug. 21, 2011
KHJA@Stillbrook Farms Keene, Ont, Solo Show - Sept. 18,2011
Kildare Stables - Peterborough, Ont. - Solo Show - Oct. 30, 2011 ( 5th Line - Smith township, County of Peterborough)
- Special Award - Peterborough Exhibition - 'Most Points In Arts Category' (Aug. 15, 2011)
- Maureen Remington Award - 'The Drawing Behind The Painting' - Orono Fair (Sept. 18, 2011)
- Owner: Garden Trends (Peterborough, Ontario) - Landscape and Garden Design
Garden Awards: Communities in Bloom Garden Award 2006 and 2008 and 1st place Floral Design Competition 2008.
- Christmas House Tour Designer - Festival Of Trees Peterborough, Ont. (November 1999 - Home of Marjorie and Bernard Cahill), (November 2002 - Home of Ron and Lisa Freer). (November 2003 - Home of Carl and Tana Oake).
- Co-ordinator for Festival Of Trees Canada Parade Float July 2003 (Peterborough, Ont.) - Award Best Float, President's Award for the most Volunteers.
- Head Co-Ordinator- Festival Of Trees Artistic Committee (1990 - 1992)
- Floral Designer for Bob Gainey (Head coach Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team) 1999 - 2000 - House warming reception - Stoney Lake cottage opening 1999. Thanksgiving floral designer for 1999 and 2000.
- Scenic Artist assistant - Toronto, Can. - Set painter for 'Forever Knight' T.V. series. (Nov. 1993 and Dec. 1994)
- Past member - Peterborough Guild Of Arts and Crafts - Exhibitor for three years in thier Hand Of Man craft shows. Received 3rd place in Best Booth Display in 1994.
Travel experience: European Destinations: Rome, Nice, Florence, Capri, Pompeii, Sorento; Italy (turned 18 in Florence!!)(1977), Bruge, Belgium; Paris, Normandy, France (1990 & 1992); Zurich, Switzerland (1990); London, England(1990); Caribbean destinations: Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Freeport, Bahamas (1978 & 1990); Barbados (1982); St. Kitt's (1988): South American destinations; Cartagena, Columbia (1989); Venezuala (1987). Canadian Destinations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Edmonton and Calgary (1975,1976), Alberta; St. John's, Newfoundland (2005,2007); Antigonish, Bedford, Halifax (1998, 2006, 2013); Nova Scotia. U.S. Destinations: Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, California - San Diego, Los Angeles; Florida - Orlando, Fort Meyers, Sanibel and Captiva Island, Venice.
Member: Kawartha Artists Gallery