I am an unashamed lover of people and animals.
I love connecting with both of them. I enjoy slowing down and savoring the moments, and my art reflects that. ('cause you definitely can't make this stuff quickly!!)
MY "ART HISTORY"
I grew up loving the visual arts and crafts in all of its forms, having the opportunity to explore various methods and media. I was blessed to be able to go to The Hartford Art School (University of Hartford, CT) and graduate with a BFA in Art Education and Painting. After teaching for several years at the middle and high school level, I decided to pursue my professional art career (and parenting three boys) full time.
My media changed over 25 years- painting, country crafts (yup!), children's clothing, mixed media jewelry, ink portraits, painted glassware, painted furniture, mixed media painted sculptures, dog coats/clothing..... Then my body wore out. I needed to take a sabbatical to find out what was going on. I rested, recovered, regained my health, and kept my hands busy with knitting and cross stitch.
In 2013, I sensed it was time to start dabbling with my fine art again. I took a little local class at the library on tangling, just for fun (like I had taken a library class on composting). It WAS fun, but way more than that. It ignited something in me that felt like the culmination of my art exploration for the previous 30+ years. It combined my love for illuminated manuscripts and old etchings, realism and whimsy, patterns and design, biology and nature. EUREKA!! At age 50, I found what I had been searching for- a real direction for my work that was inspired, sustainable, and combined so many of my loves!
HOW DOES MY LOVE FOR PEOPLE & ANIMALS PLAY OUT?
Because of my love for people, I endeavor to treat EVERYONE with respect and dignity. We each have had a journey to get where we are in our lives. That matters. And we have more of a journey to travel. I enjoy taking my mobile gallery to fine art shows around the country- mostly on the east coast and mid-Atlantic states at present. It gives me great joy to interact with people about my art, their love for animals, and their lives. I also currently support a child through Compassion International with the income from my sales.
Because of my love for animals, I spend a lot of time researching the anatomy, personality and habits of the animals I draw. I spend as much time as possible with live animals, and contribute to various conservatory and protection organizations with the income from Kristin Moger "Seriously Fun Art". I re-use, recycle, learn and conserve whenever I can. I use refurbished frames on all of my original drawings, and am known to reuse packing and mailing materials to ship things to you :-)
I look forward to your becoming a part of my story, through interactions, conversations and purchases of my art.
Wishing you Peace and Joy on the Journey-