Passion about the environment and the beauty of the Victorian surf coast are her key inspirations. Kris's painting subjects vary from a simple gum leaf, shell or sweep of beach to the intricacy suggested by her delicate, yet strong bird paintings.
Kris hopes to share her joy in the simplicity and beauty of natural objects with us.
Kris has worked with Australian birds in a hands-on way and it certainly added to her birdy-experience as well as being rewarding and challenging. Especially the day the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo escaped - he was found and recovered safely after an agonising very hot day sitting under a large tree, waiting and hoping while numerous people offered help and the local fire brigade even came along.
Kris is a member of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and a supporter of Birdlife Australia and IFAW.
She has received many awards including Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013, Overall Winner for Excellence Heather Gibbs Memorial Art Prize 2015 and 2016, bronze winner at Wild Awards 2014, Best Work on Paper twice at RMPS, Best Work on Paper Heather Gibbs Memorial Art Prize 2014 and numerous other awards.