Kristen Grief

Artist and owner


I am an freelance artist based in central Texas specializing in oil paintings and illustration. My work is a collage of many styles, but my oil paintings are most heavily influenced by impressionism. I illustrate using mixed media and draw inspiration from the art nouveau movement, surrealism, art deco and mid century design.


I take commissions for both oil paintings and mixed media illustrations, specializing in landscapes, classic cars, and abstract elements of nature. Prints and originals are available in my shop!


Inspiration is everywhere. I find it in the patina on a vintage chevy that still maintains its elegance, sunlight against thunder clouds, dissonance in an old jazz song, and the vintage glamour of old hollywood.

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”
— Claude Monet