Kristin Kendall is a progressive, internationally recognized artist whose primary objective is creating realistic representations of the human figure and landscapes. She was born and raised in Powell, TN and currently resides in Knoxville where she provides private lessons and practices art full time. Her formal training comes from Carson Newman College where she earned her B.A. in Art with an emphasis in graphic design. Eventually realizing her skill should be taken advantage of and shared, she received her certification to teach art K-12 from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011.
Kendall is a member of the Portrait Society of America through which her work has been internationally recognized. She continues to disclose her art on local, regional, and national levels through exhibits and competitions, as well as fulfill her passion for capturing the likeness and essence of people by commissioning portraits.
The conducive combination of her inherited creativity and long-lived interests in architecture and design have influenced her art with imagination, detail, and precision. Her work speaks for itself, capturing the simplicity, intricacies, and refinement of every day life. “I don’t believe art should always be something that involves an intense, thoughtful approach. If I’m walking through life and notice a moment in time, the fact that I notice this moment makes it something intriguing enough to transform into a piece of art. Re-creation is liberating to me, and the process of reproducing this moment on a surface, with my own hand, allows me to see it from a completely different perspective. Although I enjoy creating pieces with open-ended content, the primary goal for my clients and audience is as simple as giving them something intrinsic and that provokes positive emotion.”
- Kristin Kendall
Words from commission and private lesson clients:
We are so grateful to you for the wonderful portrait of Miles and for your amazing talent. You have captured him perfectly with exceptional details, a vivid reminder of our special day at the beach. Your creation is now a family treasure.
Johnny and Janet Smelcer”
“We are very thankful for how you designed and tailored your curriculum to the level of our little girl and to our wish that she learn art for her own enlightenment. She never liked doing art as much as she does today and in as many imaginative ways she knows today. To our relief, she has great fun doing art, unlike some friends of hers that see art as purely another assignment or simply another weekend class to take. In the past nine months she has become quite the sophisticated little girl, drawing me things with surprisingly rich stories, and aside from being sassy, she sometimes (well, quite often) can tell me things I don’t know. Thank you again for the knowledge and curriculum you’ve exposed our daughter to. It is something that will benefit her for a lifetime.
I must say that you far exceeded my expectations on the pencil sketch you did of my boys. I thought you perfectly captured both their expressions and their personalities in your sketch. This made a perfect gift for my wife, and it is certainly something we will enjoy for many years to come. I also want to compliment you for the way you kept me updated as to your progress with the drawing – that was very much appreciated. As I told you when you brought the finished product to me, this won’t be the last one you do for us! Thanks again!