I'm Kristina, the artist and printmaker behind Kristina Hoover Fine Art. I've been creating art as long as I can remember; My mom still likes to remind me how I drew on the walls as a child.
I started out drawing and painting, and painted a lot throughout high school, and still do on and off to this day. Toward the end of high school I took my first printmaking class, and instantly fell in love! I went on to attended Memphis College of Art, where I received a BFA in printmaking, and Clemson University where I earned my MFA . I still love to paint, but nothing beats the physicality and process of printmaking. I tell people its like creating 2-Dimensional sculpture.
During my time in Grad School, I created some of my first woodcuts and really never stopped. My work is inspired by life and my surroundings. I'm fond of color and pattern, and try to always incorporate them in my creations- I aim to transform ordinary life into something new and unexpected with my work.
I don't align myself with one specific type of art genre. I'm not an abstract artist, although I do love working abstract. I'm not a landscape or portrait artist, even though I've made some of those too. I create a little bit of everything, and I just consider myself a printmaker.
The creative process has always held an important role in my life, and I love sharing my knowledge and process with others. Art making is many things to me- relaxing, therapeutic, time consuming, but above all, its a joyful experience.
Be sure to check out the SHOP link for work available for purchase
Kristina has worked as an Adjunct Professor in South Carolina, teaching Printmaking, 2-D Design, Drawing, and Introduction to Art. She currently resides in Jacksonville, FL