Primarily known as a watercolorist, I have set aside time over the last four years to learn to paint in oil. In both media, I have a strong interest in painting the landscape and flowers. The paintings in this exhibition were created in the studio. Many were inspired by photographs shot by my husband, Guy, on trips we have taken to Maine and Cape Cod. Most of the flowers are ones that Guy has grown. No matter what the subject matter, I aim to capture how light reveals the subject. I use light and color to create atmosphere, mood and drama.
I would like to thank the Attleboro Arts Museum for giving me the opportunity to share my new venture with viewers. I would also like to thank the following artists with whom I have taken classes and workshops: Christina Beecher, Eli Cedrone, Paul George, Dianne Panarelli Miller, Robin Wessman and Colleen Vandeventer.
Kristina N. Occhino holds a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College and a Masters in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design. Kris has exhibited her work at venues throughout Massachusetts. She teaches watercolor painting at numerous arts organizations and holds classes in her personal Treetop Studio in Attleboro, MA.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.