Kristy Keates, Orangeville, ON Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement My love for painting and photography have pushed me to explore new venues for getting my art into the public eye. I am still fairly new to the 'art world' outside various friends and family purchasing my work.
I have been painting since I was in highschool (late 1990s-early 2000s), which took me to College to study Graphic Design. While there, I dabbled some more in black and white photography, after being exposed to it in highschool. This led me to garner a position as a portrait photographer after graduating college in 2005. The demands of being a photographer and manager of a studio took me away from my love of painting for several years until I changed professions in 2008.
I now work as an Administrative Assistant, while I continue to paint on weekends and any spare time I can carve out of my busy life.