Kristine paints to learn. Her work studies the relationship between environment and emotion with use of light, shadow and placement of figures. In her cityscapes, she uses the contrast of hard edges and pattern against natural elements such as sky, light, trees and clouds to mirror the observed relationship of human figures to inorganic, architectural structures such as buildings, overpasses, and streets. The figures sometimes feel out of place in light of this contrast, creating feelings of unbelonging. Her works of natural landscapes, often depict the opposite where trees are enveloping the figure with a feeling of welcome and mercy. Her oil paintings on canvas showcase layers of vibrant color in a dreamy compound of contemporary realism and impressionism.
Website: Kristine Schneider Art