Kristine Kamikawa

Kristine Kamikawa

Fine Artist
Instagram: @kristinemarie.kam

Education: B.F.A - Art 1993, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point


  • Arts Wayland Wayland, MA

  • Concord Art Concord, MA

Awards: Juried Exhibit WGallery - 3rd Place (Blueberry Fantasy)

Artist's Statement

I have always been drawn to the beauty in the world.

As a child, I remember being in awe of the ballerinas on stage. I wanted to do that! I wanted to make beautiful shapes and pictures...moments on stage. This started my 30 plus years of dance training. I also found the need to create beauty outside of dance. I loved my art classes and even entered some local competitions. This was me. I found my passion. I ended up going to college for art and graphic design.

I have worked for almost 30 years as a graphic designer. I love it, but I had this longing to do more…to share more. I checked out a local painting class and I was hooked.

Through painting, I get to capture that moment of beauty I see and share it with an audience. I can save that fleeting moment. I can pull you into a world you may not have noticed. Just like dance, I get to express myself, tell a story and create something beautiful.

My experience as a graphic designer brings a sense of design to my work. I paint from photos or still life. But I frame or modify the object to create a more graphic feel.

Inspiration can come from the fascinating or mundane, but I always celebrate the details.