I love to paint in watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and ink. My work can be found in children's illustrations, custom artworks, fine art paintings, and more. If I'm not making my own art, I enjoy teaching students of all ages how to create their own works.
I studied studio art and illustration first at Boston College and later I earned my M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
My favorite social media outlet is Instagram! Follow me to learn more about my process: @risty5. This is my virtual sketchbook.
I teach a variety of art classes around the Farmington Valley in Connecticut including at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, Simsbury Parks and Recreation, and Granby Parks and Recreation. Look out for my one day workshops and summer camps for kids. I also teach teen programs and adult watercolor classes.
I teach quick, free 5-minute art classes here.
Sometimes I test new products through my Etsy shop - KLankfordDesigns. Check it out here!
Check me out on Kindlepreneur where I'm featured as one of their recommended illustrators in an article about self-publishing your own children's book - something I know a lot about.
Email me to ask about pricing for my custom wedding paintings and other custom products. Other items, such as my "I Don't Like You" book, custom painted ornaments, original artworks, and other items can be purchased through my NEW shop here on this site.
If you prefer to shop through Etsy, check out my Etsy shop here. New items are added to both locations every week. (Etsy often has some surprises and new products).
Copy and paste this email into your preferred email service: firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to hear from you!
Thank you for visiting my site! Have a colorful day!