Kristen Ross is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boulder, Colorado. She paints the places she loves to explore, celebrating the complexity of the West’s wild spaces with vivid color and intricate detail.
Kristen’s love for drawing began in early childhood, but moving to Colorado from Atlanta in 2015 sparked a desire to express her newfound passion for hiking and camping through painting. After a hike, Kristen returns to her North Boulder studio with sketches and reference photos for inspiration. She seeks to capture the essence of each memory of time spent in nature, as well as highlight the unique characteristics of each location. Her interest in ecology, geology, and history drives her to learn about the places she paints so that she can tell their stories in new and unique ways. Out of appreciation for the wild places we all share, she donates a portion of all proceeds from the sale of her work to the National Park Foundation.