Kristin Murphy



As soon as I could grasp a crayon, my love for art began. One of my earliest memories was being caught by my mother scribbling on the underside of the coffee table. My passion for art continued through high school and lead me to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

After 20 years of running my own graphic design business and working in the corporate side of design, I’ve redirected my focus to follow my passion for painting and illustration.

The wide spectrum of experiences gained from my time in product development, marketing and design all pointed me in the direction of my current journey which allows me to be a hub of creativity.

Currently, I am experimenting in several different mediums from floral watercolors, acrylic abstracts to illustrating children’s books.

I live in Frankfort, IL with my husband and two daughters. My love of creating continues to expand as I work within the SPCC artist’ in residence co-op to further my art career.

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