Kristin Cooney, an Atlanta-based, self-taught artist, surrounds herself with joy every day. Whether the company of her family, the beauty of nature, or glimpses of elegance in everyday life, her areas of inspiration are reflected in her colorful artwork. She works in oil and acrylic on canvas, using many applications of paint to get the desired effect of either soft abstract compositions or loose figures. Her female figure paintings evoke a sense of glamour and luxury while her abstracts reflect her colorful and lively spirit. She paints with an elegance fitting for any style of interior design.
“My life is overflowing with inspiration for creativity. As a mother of triplets, I find myself surrounded with comfort and happiness everyday. I try to capture those feelings in the bright colors of my works and nothing brings an artist more joy than sharing that with others”.
Kristin was encouraged to be creative all through her childhood, with a mother as a teacher and art-lover and a father as a Dentist. After completing her Pre-Med college education with a concentration in English and Art, she decided to pursue the profession of Dentistry. Her father knew her love for art was very important to her and when he explained that “artistry is half of dentistry”, Kristin knew it was the right path for her. After completing her education at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, she was eager to let her creativity flow again. She moved to Atlanta in 1997 and has taken art classes ever since.
She currently lives in Marietta, Georgia where she enjoys life with her husband, Ed and three children Maggie, Erin, and Matthew. When she is not with family or in the studio, she practices Dentistry in Smyrna, Georgia.