Be sure to check out my portfolio site at www.studiopano.com!

Quick sketch:
I'm Kristen Reinhart Davis, an artist, living in a tiny town in the Ohio Valley,  just north of Louisville, KY. I'm married to a fantastic man who is a graphic designer and publisher, and am a QA analyst by day, artist by night. My blog kdillustration.blogspot.com was created to track my journey as an illustrator and designer.

Long sketch:
My windy road in the arts began with many, many boxes of Crayola crayons, the 64-count box to be precise. I took every art class I could in high school and loved all of them. When it came time for college I decided I wanted to help people, especially kids, so I decided to pursue Social Work, thus graduating with a BA in Sociology with a minor in Justice Administration. Though, my favorite college course was Art for Education, where I first fell in love with block printing. With a state hiring freeze for social workers in place when I graduated, I fell back on something I was good at — computers, specifically testing software — which is where I'm at today.
All the while, during my professional career, I've experimented with many art forms — screen printing, block printing, metalsmithing, leather working, stained glass work and even upholstery, but I was always drawing and always fascinated with textile (surface) design.
One year ago, I discovered The Art and Business of Surface Design and it literally changed my life. So far I've completed two of the three modules and I can finally answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I'm currently expanding my education with Michelle Fifis' "The Sellable Sketch."

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