Who: Kristen Ramsey Art
Where: Smyrna, GA
What: Original, hand painted wall art with positive messages as well as stickers, prints, and keychains
Why: Hi there, I’m Kristen. I’m a self-taught artist. I create heartfelt art that is a mix of styles. If you ask me what type of art I make, I’d call it modern folk pop art. I like to use bright colors and my work typically includes typography and positive messaging. I started painting in 2012 on a whim when I was looking for a piece of art with a particular message but couldn’t find it. I decided I’d make it myself. My favorite canvas is wood and I usually paint with 1-shot enamel, but occasionally I use acrylic paint or spray paint as well. Hands, hearts & eyes are recurring themes in my work. I’m heavily influenced by traditional sign painting and folk art. Two of my favorite artists are Margaret Kilgallen and Howard Finster.
When: Joined HomeGrown in 2019