FACILITATOR FRIDAY: Kristin MacPherson
Name: Kristin MacPherson
Business Name: Kristin MacPherson Studio
What medium do you work in? I work a bunch of media depending on my mood. These are my favourites; acrylic, encaustic, mixed media collage, photography.
What do you make? I primarily create images of people. Acrylic and encaustic portraits and photography
What compels you to create? I feel an itch or restlessness that I have learned to recognize. It means I need to do something creative.
How did you start creating? My Mom and Dad always gave me the art supply tools I needed to create. My mom taught me to sew and knit. I have been surrounded by crafters and artists in my family. Everything from fibre arts to woodworking to oil painting. They created and I soaked it up. I idolized them.
Where is your studio is located ? Currently I have been concentrating on encaustics. I do that at my husbands shop in a room he has set aside for me. The other work, including photography, I create at Red Fox Creative Studio. That is not a plug….literally all my other supplies live at Red Fox now. :))
Why do you create? Creating artworks allows me to express my perception of the world. Like writing in a diary. It is a transference of my feelings into my art. It is a compulsion, I think.
What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio? My camera. I use my photography in my collage work. I use it for reference photos. I use it for taking copy work images of my artworks for documentation and reproduction, and I use it to create images. I am sooooo happy that I learned photography. It has been an excellent supplement to my art practice.
What is unique about your art practice? I think the fact that I am actually trained as a photographer. I was trained to see and understand light. This skill has helped me create depth in my work.
Number of years you have been a crafter or artist: Since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I will tell you my age in person, but I am not typing it here :))
Describe your work with a movie title: the Skeleton Key
Would you let us hook up your ‘Recently Played’ list on Spotify to the studio speakers? Absolutely YES. It is very eclectic.
What is the most interesting thing that happened to you recently? I was in Hawaii with my husband when the missile threat that turned out to be an accidental alert happened. That was interesting...
Favourite season and why? I love Summer. I can be at one of my favourite places Riverhurst which is 5 minutes from Diefenbaker Lake. ♥️
Favourite place? Riverhurst / Palliser Park. My Mom grew up there. I get to hang with all of my family. The internet is terrible so we live like 1985. Play games, sit around the fire and talk. It is the absolute best!! ♥️
What is your idea of time well spent ? Hanging with my hubbie, our 3 kids and our 2 dachshunds. If the weather is warm and we are sitting on the deck…I am in heaven.
Quirky fact… I am pretty quirky so this is hard to just pick one:) I love to travel. I am not picky about where. I just like seeing new things. Want to go to Loon Lake, SK? Acme, AB? Miami, MB? Why yes…yes I do.