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About the Artist

Just a little about Kristi

About the Artist

            Kristi Terry Zerull has been creating art (of sorts) since early 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, more recently, gallery coordinator.  She started displaying artwork in 2005.  Her artwork has been on display in Fredericksburg, King George, Onancock, Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia.  Kristi currently works out of her home studio in Vinton, Virginia.  Due to many transitions/changes in her life she took a small sabbatical away from art, but is now back to doing what she loves.  She has displayed at LinDor Arts in downtown Roanoke, VA in 2021.  Now, she is happy to be returning to Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA in June 2022 as an Artist in Residence.  You can ask for assistance at the front desk to find her space in the large center in Richmond.

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