Hello! I'm Kristen Laczi.
I'm a Long Island artist, Wife & fur Momma who is obsessed with beaches, puppies & healthy living.
I grew up in a small country town located outside of Buffalo NY, always hanging out with the boys, covered head to toe in dirt. My younger sister and I didn't have a lot of stuff but my parents always fueled our creativity with experiences and travel. In high school I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up, all I knew was that I loved creating art and being on the computer. I was encouraged to look into graphic design and sure enough fell in love. I graduated in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Communication design and shortly after was employed full time with a family owned real estate company.
Today I live in Long Island with my husband and our rescue pup Dax. We moved to the coast after my husband changed careers and it's been one of the best things to happen to us. We bought a cute little house that overlooks the bay and we're a quick 2 minute drive to the ocean. Most days you can find me working from home as a graphic designer for that same real estate company that hired me 8 years ago, and when I'm not behind the screen, I'm usually getting my hands covered in paint, cooking up healthy meals or digging my toes into the sand.
My husband and I just recently welcomed a baby boy into our life. We are loving every second of being his parents! Other than pursuing a career in art, I've wanted nothing more than to be a great wife and mother.
About My Artwork
As an artist my work is always evolving but one thing that has always remained consistent is my love for quick brush strokes. The only way I can truly describe my work is a flow of emotion. I work quickly and effortlessly, putting color down where it feels right. Sometimes I work from photos but most of the time I work directly from the heart.
It’s no surprise that living on the coast inspires me. Even before my move to Long Island I always had a love for the ocean and the beach. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than digging my toes into the sand, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face and watching waves crash on the shore.
Other things that inspire me are plants and most recently, the female body, because of the changes I’ve personally gone through, with the pregnancy and birth of my son.
Painting is my passion and the way that I’m able to communicate my feelings and thoughts. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I transformed my hobby into a business. When I didn’t put time aside to create, I became anxious and felt like a part of me was missing. I’m so excited to share this passion with you, I hope that these pieces bring you joy and happiness for days, months and years to come.
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ― Vincent van Gogh
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