Jul 9, 2008

Not just a "Figment" of your imagination


Being an art history minor, I have always loved art and really admire those who can make a painting come to life...something I have never been able to do. It's really exciting to find those artists who have a specific "style" that they are known for and even more interesting when their style is incredibly distinctive. One perfect example of this is Kristine Baerlin. I came upon her portraits and they are fabulous. She has worked in NYC as a painter for nearly a decade and has developed a signature on her paintings- that which is utilizing a circular pattern on each portrait creating a contemporary pop art effect.

Her company, Figment, is based in Brooklyn. She works closely with her clients to develop their desired color combination and specific size for each project.
Kristine's work has been featured on HGTV and there's no wonder that she is so successful- hardworking, imaginative and talented, we can't wait to commission Kristine to do a portrait of our future kids...whenever that may be!


Kristine Baerlin

Kristine's "Circle" style


Kristine's "Dots" Style

If you'd like to get in touch with Kristine, you can email her at portraits@figmentstudio.com

6 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

so cool!

Katie Lake said...

you should check out the work of Chuck Close. he has a great story as well. he does the most amazing portraits and many of them are in the "circle" style among others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close

At Home Redesigns said...

I love these portraits. She does a great job. Love your blog, too. I'm adding you to my blog roll right now...

Fifi Flowers said...

These are great portraits!
Reminds me of art school... pointalism unit!
Seurat dot!
Thanks for visiting my site!
Fifi

Jessica @ The Love List said...

so cool, what a great gift for someone with a son or daughter!

Emily said...

Thanks for the comments everyone- I know, aren't these awesome! Thanks for the link, At Home Redesigns!