About the Artist:
"My paintings reflect a keen observation of the natural world and it is my hope that they reveal to the viewer the small details in life that are often overlooked as we move through this world at our hurried pace. I believe that all things, no matter how minute, are worthy of one's attention and appreciation."
British Columbia artist Kristin Vignal is a representational painter whose primary medium is soft pastel. She works mainly in studio with her preferred subjects including still-lifes, figures and animals. Kristin has been influenced artistically by her father and her grandfather, Charles Thorson, both of whom were gifted artists with a great affection for the animal world. That same affection is evidenced in her animal studies and portraits. She has also worked in oils, acrylics, clay, and various drawing mediums, and is grateful for the opportunities to continue to explore and evolve in her artistic journey, through workshops and art education.
Kristin is a member of Pastel Artists of Canada and has achieved PAC's Master Pastellist Signature designation. She is also an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is a founding member and president of the Federation's Central Interior Branch - FCA CIC. Kristin also belongs to the Community Arts Council of Prince George and Studio 2880 Artists' Workshop. Please contact Kristin for more information.
FCA - Pastels with Dianna Ponting
FCA - Studies to Successful Painting with Andrew McDermott
Abstracts in Pastel with Debora Stewart
Watercolours with Grant Fuller
FCA - Composition and Design with Lalita Hamill
National and International Shows and Juried Exhibits:
Federation of Canadian Artists, 2018 Postcard Competition and Online Exhibition, Honourable Mention
Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, "Aquarelle et Pastel", 2018
Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, "2018 Works on Paper"
Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, "2018 Active Member Exhibition"
Pastel Artists Canada 5th Annual Online Member's Exhibition - 2017
Pastel Artists Canada 26th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Vancouver - 2017
Pastel Artists Canada 4th Annual Online Member's Exhibition, Third Place Award - 2016
Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2015 - Meritorious Entry
Pastel Artists Canada "Purely Pastel" Juried Exhibition, Vancouver - 2015
Pastel Artists Canada 2nd Annual Online Member's Exhibition - 2014
Online Gallery Light Space & Time "Nature Art Exhibition" - 2014
Online Gallery Light Space & Time "Animals Art Exhibition" - 2014
Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, "2014 Small, Smaller, Smallest Exhibition"
Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2013 - Finalist
Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2013 - Meritorious Entry
Richeson75 Pastels 2010 - Meritorious Entry
Prince George CAC Best Damn Little Art Auction - 2018
Pretendium 2.0, Ridge Side Art, Prince George - 2018
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George Artists' Workshop "Any Way the Wind Blows" Group Exhibit - 2017
Storefront Exhibit, SpeeDee Mills, Prince George - November, 2017
Solo exhibition, "A Celebration of the Still Life in Pastel", Studio 2880, Prince George - May 2017
Theatre Northwest, Prince George Artist's Workshop "Alice in Wonderland" Group Exhibit - 2016
Ridge Side Art Group Exhibition, Prince George - June, 2016
Prince George CAC Best Damn Little Art Auction - 2016
Theatre Northwest, Prince George Artists' Workshop "Celebrating Prince George 100 Years" Group Exhibit - November, 2015
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George Artists' Workshop "Rebirth" Group Exhibit - 2015
Storefront Exhibit, Spee-Dee Printers/Art Supplies, Prince George - June, 2010
Storefront Exhibit, Spee-Dee Printers/Art Supplies, Prince George - May, 2008