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Hi, I’m Kirsten, ​a Madison, Wisconsin based mixed media artist working in photography and encaustic.   

My passion lies in creating art that portrays the magic and mystery in the ephemeral, ethereal life of the natural world.  I often photograph macro and print large, highlighting the small, overlooked beauty in our natural world

I love to push the boundaries of photography by using unconventional techniques such as free lensing, modified vintage lenses and alternative printing methods to create my images. I reintroduce natural materials into my pieces by fusing layers of pine resin, beeswax, and pigment onto the printed images, bringing them back to life with texture, depth, and translucency.

My goal is to create art that inspires wonder, joy, and appreciation of our natural world with the intention of growing a collective desire to help protect and preserve our natural environment.

My interest in art started at a young age, and for as long as I can remember I found solace in creating art. After raising a family and having a career in the nonprofit world I started pursuing art professionally. For the past 10 years I have been a professional photographer and mixed media artist working with alternative photoprint and encaustics.


I am a juried member of the the 14 South Artist group with pieces displayed at the Oregon Art Center.

Click here to see gallery location and Hours

Current Shows

Christensen Family Art Gallery, Middleton Library

Solo show - Encaustic - Flora series 

April-June 2024

Previous Shows

Holiday Art Show - Encaustic 

Firefly Coffee house Nov - Dec 2023

14 South Group Show - Encaustic

UW Hospital Dec 2 - Jan 6

Artful Women Group Show - Encaustic - "The Queen" received Honorable Mention

UW Hospital Nov 2023

14 South Artists Regional Art Tour

Encaustic - September 2023

Out of Place - Group photography show

The Camera Company, January - August 2023 

Pump House Reginal Art Center - Solo show : Flora - Encaustic - May - July 2023

Artist Talk Video 

WVA -UW Midwest Seasons - Juried group show -  Encaustic 

  Sauk Prairie River Arts Center -  September 15 – November 18, 2022

Mother / Nature A love story to the WI Wilderness through Visual Art - Juried group show - Encaustic

  Alverno College - September 2 - September 30, 2022

Out and About - Group photography show - August 27 - October 28, 2022

PBS Garden Show - Juried Photography - February  2022 - Third place award

Silencing the noise of Disability - Photography, cover photo, author portrait and images in book - November 2021

Wisconsin Artful Women's Show - Juried group photography show - November 2021

Stories - Group photography show - March 2019

Dreary Disrupted - Group photography show January 2018

This is us - Group photography show - August 2018
Through a Window - Group photography show - August 2017

Faceless Portrait - Group photography show March 2017

Allure of the Ordinary - Group photography show - January 2017

Black and White group photography show  - August 2017

Black and White group photography show - August 2016


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