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Christine Detrick Art

Kansas City Watercolor Artist Christine Detrick

As a local Kansas City watercolor artist painting pet portraits and homes portraits, I get to work with what people love the most. The best part of this is the smiles, laughter… and sometimes tears when a patron sees their painting for the first time. I love that!

As a child I remember watching my mother sitting at her easel with her brush, mixing water with colors, and being fascinated. The magic of this process inspired me to study art. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho with an emphasis on graphic design.

I moved back to Vermont where I grew up on a small dairy farm. There, I worked for advertising agencies and a pewter company, designing packaging, advertising, a show booth, and multiple catalogs. These jobs provided for my family and allowed me to explore some of my creativity, but not to the degree I am now.

After many twists and turns in life, my husband and I moved to Kansas City, right down the road from the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Kansas City Art Institute. Being surrounded by art and artists led me to pick up my pencil and brush and the rest is history.

Kansas City Watercolor Artist Christine Detrick sitting outside

If you are interested in a commission, write me a short message in the form below.