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About Creative Stash

Creative Stash
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Artist Bio

Hi, I'm Kristen Fagan, the artist behind Creative Stash, an art and design business. I was born and raised on Long Island in New York. An enriching art program in school opened my heart to visual art. I graduated with a B.A. in Visual Communication and have been working as a graphic designer since 2000. I currently live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband and our two sons. When I'm not creating, I enjoy time with friends and family, reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and road trips.

Artist Statement

Art has always been a dear friend. The ability to express myself and create an image in my own way delights me. Artful expression fills me with integrity, awe and freedom.

I make art that is colorful, whimsical and illustrative. The color palette of white, green, blue and yellow appears often as does nature, text and curved lines. My tools and process vary project to project. I create digitally, with beads, with paint and pastels, on canvas, wood and paper. When my work is going well it feels effortless, a direct flow of energy from my heart, soul and body. Exploring creativity through design, art and handmade creations has brought much joy and purpose into my life.

I'm a trained Art Masterpiece Guide for the Mesa Public Schools Art Masterpiece Program. Art Masterpiece is an art appreciation program offered to elementary children by parent volunteers. As a guide I lead 30 minute discussions about famous paintings. The goal is to help students look, think and talk about great masterpieces of art.

I believe that inspiration is everywhere; everything I see, feel and experience can ignite my creativity. I am inspired by the sights and sounds of the natural world and influenced by my feelings in the moment of creation, bringing a sense of flow and movement to my work. I admire the work of many, but am particularly drawn to the expressiveness of Van Gogh, the color and light of Monet and the patterns and color blocking of Matisse.

What I love most about what I do is the calm and connected feeling I get in the moment of creation. When I feel connected; to the world around me, to others, and to myself, I feel alive and whole.
Creative Stash joined Society6 on December 7, 2011. Verified on December 7, 2011.