Kristine Pallas, OPA
After a long career as an advertising Art Director/Creative Director, Kristine now devotes her creative energies full time to her first love – oil painting. She is currently focusing on everyday scenes and still lifes and often paints en plein air – in the open air.
Kristine finds natural outdoor light more fleeting, but it gives her subjects a color range not available in the studio, particularly in the shadows and reflected lights. She strives for strong compositions with vibrant color and expressive brushwork.
Pallas is an Artist Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and an Associate Member of California Art Club (CAC). Her exhibits and awards include acceptance into the 2008 and 2009 OPA Western Regional Juried Exhibition, 2009 CAC Centennial Exhibition Juried Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, 2008 and 2009 Napa Valley Art Festival juried by Kevin MacPherson and Jean Stern, 2008 OPA National Juried Exhibition, 2008 American Women Artists National Juried Show where she received an Award of Merit, 2007 Copia Group Show “Feast of Fine Art” in Napa, California, and 2007 and 2009 Napa Valley Museum Plein Air Biennial Juried Exhibition.