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Kristen Yann is a 24 year old representational oil painter currently residing in Tallahassee, Florida. Born and raised in a rural town just north of Tampa, Kristen spent much of her childhood inspired by nature and the quiet beauty around her. In 2018, Kristen received a BFA from Florida State University, specializing in painting and drawing. Currently, Kristen is a full-time artist, working in subjects from portrait and figure, to landscape and still life, each representing a still and contemplative quality.

“As the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, I was raised to be thankful for the little things we easily take for granted. Often, gratitude rises to awareness in moments of stillness. For me, painting creates that space. It invites me to be still, look intently, and take in the colors, shapes and beauty before me” - Kristen Yann, 2020