Kristi Terry Zerull has been creating art (of sorts) since early childhood...like many of us. Eyes were seen throughout the house; luckily, she eventually found paper to be just as satisfying a surface for her creations. Those crayon eyes evolved into faces brightened by life-like eyes of great depth and emotion.
“I love seeing my work bring such joy to people. A part of myself is given away with each piece and it is nice to see how much they appreciate the hard work and passion I put into my art. Seeing the light in their eyes and knowing that THIS is why I create, why I push myself to achieve new heights with each piece."
Kristi's love of art only grew through the guidance of wonderful teachers in high school and college. She received her Associates in Liberal Arts-Specializing in Fine Art at Virginia Western Community College (1992) and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at Mary Washington College (1995).
Once out of college, Kristi worked in photography, framing, graphic design, sign creation, supported the Navy with graphic design and gallery coordinator. Kristi looks forward to working out of her home studio in Vinton, Virginia now that she has moved. Due to losing her parents over the past few months, she is taking a small break to get things in order. Once back on her feet, she will be painting and finding new galleries locally to display her work.