My subject matter is usually inspired by travel or the forested landscape of northern Wisconsin where I live in the summer. A common theme in my work is the pattern created by strong sunlight. The high contrast and flat areas of color are influences from my graphic design background. Iíve always been drawn to the look of silk-screens and woodcuts, especially the WPA posters from the 1930s.

As a watercolor teacher, my instruction is primarily tradition-based, but I do love to demonstrate what is possible when technology is part of the process. It has been very rewarding for me to see the students blossom when they have such powerful tools at their fingertips.

Townsend, WI
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Kris Parins will be included in the Watercolor Artist Magazine annual feature "Ones to Watch", in the December 2010 issue on newsstands in late October.
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October 2010
Kris Parins will be featured with a page in the annual "Ones to Watch" article in the December Watercolor Artist Magazine, on newsstands in October.
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Watercolor Artist Magazine
Kris Parins has earned signature status in the Southern Watercolor Society, which is granted when an artist has been included in three of the Society's annual exhibitions.
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The National Watercolor Society has awarded Kris Parins Signature Status at their annual exhibition in San Pedro, CA. Her painting "Against the Light" also received an award and was selected for the NWS Traveling Exhibit.
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NWS Gallery
915 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Featured Artist Kris Parins
Parins discusses mixing old and new technologies