About North Studio
Photo by Heather Nelson Photography
Hi! Welcome to North Studio, I'm glad you are here. My name is Krissie and I am an artist living in Kansas City with my husband and two kids.
My original work here is an expression of my own thoughts about life, following my own passions, and exploring mediums freely. That being said you will find two mediums that I primarily work with, heavy body acrylics, and water color. You will also see a lot of geometric structure, contrasted with abstract, free melding of colors. To me it speaks to the complexity of life, to our own plans and the reality we live in daily.
I started North Studio in 2011 as a contrast to my every day work as a web designer/developer. I needed an outlet to create without the parameters that come with client work. Since that time, I've had two kids and ventured out on my own path in my "day job" by starting North UX, a digital agency creating custom marketing technology solutions. Consequently North Studio went on the back burner. But at the start of 2020, I made a commitment to revive it and grow it. The year started on the heals of some really rough seasons and significant losses in our family. That coupled with the stress of owning and running a business left me needing an outlet like never before, and North Studio was reborn.
Although I love sharing original works, I know it is cost prohibitive to some, and for that reason I'm turning selected works into prints and products so that more people can enjoy the peace art can bring. I love adding art to the every day items we use, to add joy to what can be the mundane. I sincerely hope that you find some joy and balance, as well as encouragement in the art and products you find here. Thank you for sharing in my story, and supporting me in this very personal business. It is so appreciated!