Kris was born in Christchurch in 1971 and studied art and design at Christchurch Polytechnic, graduating in 1992 with a diploma of Visual Communications. She has since worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before taking up painting full-time in 2010.
She works from her studio in Summerhill overlooking the Oxford Ranges and is often out walking in the local landscape or down at the Rakahuri River and this inspires much of her work. A landscape and botanical artist at heart Kris has recently been exploring figurative drawing and abstract painting.
Kris loves drawing in a range of mediums and paints predominantly in acrylic and watercolour. She has recently taken up printmaking, creating intricate drypoints and embossed prints of still lives, family heirlooms and found objects from the local environment.
Kris’s work has recently featured as part of the Avis ‘Art of Discovery’ ad campaign with her semi-abstract landscapes of Banks Peninsula.
Her work is currently available through Art Box Gallery in Christchurch, Arts in Oxford Gallery and online at Felt.co.nz
Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/waldinkris/
Art of Discovery https://www.avis.co.nz/en/discover-nz/art-of-discovery/kris-waldin
Felt online store https://felt.co.nz/shop/rubyart