MEET the artist
Kristen Augustine is best known for the realism in her paintings and drawings. Her painting medium varies but most often uses oil and acrylic. She creates artwork on many different surfaces, ranging from traditional canvas to rustic wood and also glass. Kristen pays particular attention to composition and effectively uses light and shadow to create mood in her artwork. Although a realist painter, she uses soft techniques to simplify shapes and details. Kristen also effectively uses color to heighten contrast and create tone.
Kristen earned her Art Degree at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. As much as she enjoyed living in New England, her love for the southern sun and lowcountry lifestyle brought her and her husband to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in 2014.
Kristen’s way of giving back to the community is by donating her art to local charities.
As rewarding as it feels to complete a work of art, Kristen’s real passion is to bring joy, brightness and color into someone’s life. Kristen’s work is best summarized in her own words,