I was born and raised in Prescott Arizona. My mother was a teacher and my father is a librarian and a syndicated illustrator. I grew up in a house that loved books and fantasy. As a child I grew up watching my father bring drawings to life, making imagination become reality.
As a young adult I set out to find a career that was outside a cubical and creative at the same time. After high school I worked as a paint prep in an auto body shop before finding a promising job in a fine art foundry. In no time I discovered I had a talent with patina work and this has been my trade since 2005. A Patina artist colors metal by applying chemicals and heat. I work with the sculptors to find just the right colors and patterns to make their pieces pop. I feel that applying patina to bronze brings life to sculpture, and is the daily creative outlet that I was looking for. I feel very fortunate to work with very talented and respected artists every day.
My own artwork and sculpture stretches far beyond the Southwest I love. My work introduces the viewer to people and things found in dreams and the unknown. I’m driven to bringing imagination to life as I saw my father do when I was a child. I enjoy my job, my art, and the variety of challenges and opportunities present in an art driven life.
Kristin McDonald Sculpture, Bronze 6.5 X 18 X 10 (Interest categories: Bronze, Lizard, Rocks, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Kristin McDonald Artist)