Artist & Creatipreneur
Kristen Patinka is a modern, contemporary artist and creatipreneur, inspired by the pure essence of life, and the bold, vibrant colors, patterns and rhythms it exudes. Her passion is founded in studying and abstracting the imagery and reality of people, flora, and fauna, often overlooked in our world. Kristen’s exaggerated, playful and poignant style is expressed through assorted mixed media and design.
Kristen has over 25 years of career experience as an artist. She recently relocated to Raleigh, NC, from the Charlotte, NC area after serving several years as an art educator at Chesterbrook Academy. Her broad skills and abilities are demonstrated in past roles ranging from fashion stylist and buyer at an upscale boutique, to singer and songwriter for a Nashville record label, to free lance painter and designer. Kristen began teaching dance at 14, evolved into a distinguished choreographer, and owned her on studios. In 2014 she created and launched “Tipsy Artist Parties”, offering mobile wine and paint events for social and business gatherings.
Kristen has a deep passion for social responsibility and charity. She frequently volunteers her time and contributes her expertise toward a variety of causes. Her art has been utilized for event programming, educational tools and workshops, and as a fund raising platform with organizations such as Lake Norman Humane Society, Divas for Breast Cancer, & Feed The Hungry.