Blue Butterfly 16″ X 20″ Giclee Print on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
California Artist, Oil Painter
Kristen Grunewald Art
Art, Writing, Designing are all passions of Kristen Grunewald. She is a native Californian, born and raised in the sun-soaked west coast state. She began painting at an early age when her little hands could hold a brush.
Kristen’s Art Heritage
Her grandfather was a landscape artist in Europe, painting the scenery of Switzerland. Her father was an artist and ‘plein air’ oil painter in Denmark.
The artistic passion was passed on to her. It is intrinsically in her inherited European blood.
Kristen’s birth name was Ulla Grunewald. After growing up she added the first name of Kristen and made Ulla her middle name. She is proud of her European roots and does sign many of her paintings with the name Ulla. She also uses K.U. Grunewald. Her father was proud of his Danish-German heritage and Kristen always wants to honor her father and his European last name Grunewald which means ‘Green Woods.’
Being Different As A Kid
When Kristen was young many people had a difficult time pronouncing her name.
“I was an extremely shy kid. I hated attention so when roll was called at school and the teacher would call out my name and of course mispronounce it I would sink in my chair when all my classmates would turn and look to see who had the unusual name. Now that I have grown up I enjoy that my name is different and I don’t mind the attention it brings me.”
Oil Is Kristen’s Favorite Medium
Kristen favors the medium of oil painting. She continues to grow as a California artist. You can join a special group of collectors and own a piece of Kristen’s art. Come and visit her work here at her online store.
“I love vivid colors with high contrast. I’m attracted to intense lights and darks.
Capturing The Essence
To capture the personality, the essence of the subject is also one of the most satisfying things an artist can do. The style I prefer is more modern. ‘Contemporary’ would be an appropriate descriptive word for my art.
Art Is Important To Life
It is a reflection of who we are and where we have been. Art is very powerful. It has the power to change a person and that change can be for the better. I prefer to create pieces that inspire and create warmth.
To My Collectors
I want my collectors to look at one of my pieces and to feel good. My goal is to be a positive force. I want my collectors to gaze at one of my pieces and to feel beauty, peace and a bit of inspiration.
My Heart And Soul
I want my collectors to know that I put my heart into each piece. I fall in love with each work that I create. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting a piece of my heart with it.
I Am Honored For You To Be My Collector
When you hang one of my works in your home or office, I want it to bring you only good and positive energy. I feel honored when someone buys one of my pieces. I want to give all and put everything I can into each painting”
Come And Be One Of My Special Collectors
Visit my online art store at Kristen Grunewald Artist
Abstract Sea Turtles 36″ x 18″ Giclee Print on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
Blue Butterfly 16″ X 20″ Oil Painting on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
Abstract Sea Turtles 36″ x 18″ Original Oil painting on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
The Raven III 30″ X 40″ Oil Painting on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
The Raven 36″ X 18″ Oil Painting On Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
The Raven II 30″ x 40″ oil painting on canvas by Kristen Grunewald.
Butterfly on Orange Flower 40″ x 30″ oil painting on canvas by Kristen Grunewald
Raven III 30″ X 40″ Signed Giclee Print on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
Butterfly On Orange Flower 30″ X 40″ Giclee Print on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
The Raven 36″ X 18″ A Limited Number of Signed Giclee Prints On Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
“In My Next Life I Want to be a Crow II,” or “The Raven II,” a 30′ x 40″ oil and mixed media painting on canvas
Painted Desert 26″ X 28″ Giclee Print by Kristen Grunewald
Jimi Hendrix 24′ x 24′ Giclee Print on Canvas by Kristen Grunewald
On the subject of Kristen Grunewald’s art; Kristen has a natural gift. She has a great eye for composition, color and detail. As a fellow artist I always find myself intrigued and inspired when enjoying her art.
the portrait I have on my living room wall of the face of Elvis Presley, painted by K. U. Grunewald, is my favorite piece. Elvis is part of the “Icon” collection. the color of his blue eyes is amazing, sometimes I stand there and just stare at them. and his glistening black hair, and his lips and skin, it’s like I could reach out and touch him.
I am so thrilled that I was able to purchase my beautiful angel. Kristen’s work is beautifully done with an excellent balance. The eyes, her detailed wings. I’m hoping to be able to purchase more pieces in the future!
Kristen’s art is a true reflection of the purity of her dreams and heart. What else needs to be uttered?
I have only known Kristen for a short time but have already purchased a piece of her art and intend to purchase more as I love the vast array of styles and topics she creates and goes out of her way for her clients.
Kristen, I want to tell you I think you are an amazing artist, what I love is each piece is so unique and always brings a smile to my face. You inherited this great talent from your father and grandfather, you’re blessed to be able to express yourself through your art. Absolutely love each piece you create ..