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Daily Inspiration: Meet Kristine Drummond

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristine Drummond.

Hi Kristine, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am a self-taught artist and the journey of learning to paint has been one of continuous growth for me as an artist. I’ve worked with several mediums but acrylic is my medium of choice these days. I’ve never had lessons or really watched “how-to” videos, so this has been a process of discovering, for me, and about “me”.

I’ve had to learn there is no “box” to paint/color within, and the more deeply I move into the process of “allowing”, the more I allow the energy of creation to move through me, my brush, the paint, and anchor upon my canvas. I do not mix my colors on a palette. Instead, my colors evolve through layers and layers of paint. I rarely draw an image or know what will come through.

I just pick up a brush and some paint and begin, and I watch as whatever needs to unfold comes through and creates my final piece. I never title my work as I want those who view my art to see and feel it for themselves in order to receive whatever they need from the painting.

I am my art, and my art is who I am, who we all are, and the path we all walk at our own pace, which is why people resonate with it. I paint love. The energy of it, the frequency, the vibration, the messages, and more, because I believe it is who we all are.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’ve had many challenges but I’d have to say that the biggest obstacle in creating my art has been me.

With each painting, I move deeper into trusting myself and just letting go of everything else. If I try to control the outcome or if I doubt what is there, it trips me up and I need to let that go before I can begin to work again.

Each piece I paint moves me just a little bit further into loving who I am, and discovering more about me, and with that comes a deeper sense of trust in myself, and a “knowing” that my art is unfolding perfectly, in every moment, however that may be.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Four years ago, I started painting full-time. I am a member of a local gallery in Orillia called The Peter Street Art Gallery & Studio which is where I show my art.

Painting is never “work” for me. I am very blessed to be able to be doing something that I love each and every day. I am also in the process of writing a book about my art and the personal evolution that I have gone through in the past few years.

I do take commissions. I would ask for a photo of you so that I can connect with your energy. What comes up in the painting is specifically for you whatever that may be at that particular time.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I grew up in a typical middle-class family.

As a child, I loved drawing with pencils, shading, and making sure every line was in place, but once I reached high school I left my love of drawing and did not begin to paint until I was in my late 50s. I always loved being out in nature and my family took us on many camping trips.

I also loved to lose myself in books and often would have ten that I was reading all at the same time. I believe that it was this connection to nature and the imagination that has led me on this path of creation through my art.

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Brian Tosh

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