Kristina Rodanas’ Biography
Kristina Rodanas’ interest in art began as a student at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH where she studied with acclaimed watercolorist,
Later attending Boston University’s School for the Arts, Rodanas furthered her education with instruction from painters Arthur Polonsky and
Throughout her professional career as an illustrator, her paintings have been published in a wide collection of books, many of them winners of awards and accolades. Her intent as an illustrator and fine artist has been to evoke “feeling" and “memory" in each viewer, something beautiful and lasting. Her work has been described as “vibrating with texture and color”, “jewel-toned”, and “dancing with life.” Many of Kristina Rodanas' original children’s illustrations are included in private and university collections throughout the United States.
Kristina has extensively explored the American West and Southwest, and is recognized for her sensitive and respectful portrayal of Native American people and culture. Recently, a member of a Northwest Coast native tribe explained how the artist's paintings in the book, “Dance of the Sacred Circle”, had inspired her to revisit her own native heritage.
Over the past several years, original children’s illustrations have escalated in investment value and collectability. The paintings for sale on this website are a small sampling of a larger selection of original work that Kristina Rodanas now is offering for sale. Each painting will be sold unframed and signed by the artist. Additional pieces can be seen in each of her published books.
If you would like to purchase any of the original illustrations on this site or inquire about the availability and price of any other of her works, please contact: email@example.com or call our gallery at 774-722-3834.
Here is what some reviewers have said
about Kristina Rodanas’ work:
"Perhaps because Rodanas is not trying to revive archival material, but instead is inspired by her own love of the natural world, her text and artwork fairly dance with life. The animals, trees, and grasslands vibrate with color and texture…"
"Kristina Rodanas's fine pencil on watercolor illustrations are in perfect harmony with her telling, and through their fluidity of line and form, they bring out the bond which unites all forms of life."
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