Who are you and what do you do?
Hi I am Krista Hasson and I am an artist but I am also a:
- People lover
- Introvert who loves to talk lol
- Animal lover – I have 2 cats (Charlie and Theo) but I love all animals
- Joker with a really bad sense of humor
- Elected member of the SCA (Society of Canadian Artists)
I am also the Atlantic Canadian Regional Representative for the Society of Canadian Artists as well as their Treasurer.
I am a painter inspired by nature. The vast array of colourful flowers, beautiful landscapes and peaceful trails through the woods keep me captivated and fuel my creative spirit.
I am represented by:
Handworks Gallery – Saint John, NB
Fog Forest Gallery – Sackville, NB
What is the best and worst thing about your profession?
The best part of being an artist is actually getting to create art for a living! The worst part about being an artist is that it can be lonely especially when your studio is in your home. I actually work one night a week outside the studio just to be able to interact with other humans. (the cats don’t say much)
How has your practice changed over time?
I started with watercolor and realism and I have since used just about every medium out there. I specialize in watercolor on rice paper employing a technique similar to batik. As time has passed my goal is no longer to paint an exact copy but to paint the feeling or impression of the subject that I am painting. I try not to fuss with the details. I have always painted nature and I can’t imagine not doing so, though lately I have been feeling pulled toward more figurative subjects. I am constantly experimenting and trying new mediums and techniques; as an artist I believe you never stop learning.
What is your favourite or most inspirational place?
Being out in nature is my favourite and most inspirational place. I would much rather be out in the woods over a shopping mall any day.
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
My strongest memories from childhood are the hours I spent playing in the woods. Creating art is a close runner up.
Krista is Stop # 4 on the tour
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