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Krista Hasson, a native of Saint John NB, now lives with her husband in Rothesay, NB. She paints primarily with watercolour on rice paper, employing bold colours and texture in an impressionistic manner. Krista’s work stands out as creatively different, evoking a sense of visual energy.
“Growing up in the country gave me a deep and lasting connection with nature. The vast array of colourful flowers, beautiful landscapes and peaceful trails through the woods has always captivated me. It is this beauty and magical quality that fuels my creative spirit and is reflected in my art.
My process is very untraditional. I use wax in a similar fashion to batik but I use rice paper and watercolour. I particularly enjoy working with the many alternating layers of colour and wax. Normally you would watch your painting come to life as you paint it, but with my work I have to trust my creative instincts until the end. When I remove all of the wax and see the final result, it is then that my vision is revealed.”
Krista was featured on the Community One cable TV show “Studio Tour”. She has been published in the International Artists magazine as a top 10 finalist in their floral competition. Her artwork has been licensed by Rogers Chocolates for their Canadian artist collection of chocolate tins. The Proxim Group also licensed her artwork for their 2015 calendar cover.
Krista’s work has been acquired by private and corporate collectors across North America. You will find Krista in her studio every day.