An artist’s palette…
It’s a messy testament of prior efforts becoming more ‘flavored’ & interesting with each new endeavor.
Such is Kirsten Reed.
This rising artist spent her youth globetrotting the world as a military brat, spending many formative years dipping her toes along the sandy shores of the beautiful Florida Panhandle. As an adult she continued her travels as an Air Force wife, wielding the written word for a variety of businesses and publications, and pouring her heart into raising two children. Kirsten pulls from her rich background of experiences both professionally & personally to capture the love she has for God, family, travel and nature.
Suffering a personal loss with the death of their 2-year-old daughter, Kirsten began healing by re-discovering unexpected beauty in every day life. Her work can give us a new perspective of simple things in the "snowy look of cotton in summer" or a deeper peek into spiritual subjects like angels and faith. Often times her pieces reflect her passion for seizing each moment and her deeper personal emotions from having lived through the unthinkable.
Having “dabbled in all things creative” she now strives to inspire others by incorporating affirmative images & messages in her work. And what is lost, Kirsten makes found. Utilizing discarded objects and vintage papers is a big part of her creative process with redemption, rebirth and peace being common themes in the creations.
Kirsten currently resides in middle Tennessee with her husband, her son, her daughter (when she is home from college), and three furry studio mates. She hopes those colorful swirls & strokes that waltz across her palette capture some of the magical kaleidoscope we get to call ‘Life’.
Kirsten's art has been shown at stores and galleries in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Florida. She has licensed selected artwork nationally through Kirkland's and she sells and shows in her home state at the following businesses:
C'est Moi - Brentwood, TN
AliAnn's Children's Boutique - Chattanooga, TN
Fireflies - Spring Hill, TN
When you purchase a piece of Kirsten's artwork, 10% of profits support Kirsten's Palette with a Purpose program ~ a giving arm of Kirsten Reed Art that channels funds into worthwhile community programs.
Visit Kirsten on her blog where she combines her love of words with art at Keystrokes & Kaleidoscopes.