A life-long artist and music lover, Kristen Neveu paints to clear her head and calm anxiety.
She was born in West Point, NY, while her father was in the U.S. Army’s Military Academy Band.
Growing up in the Midwest, she took many years of piano, clarinet and singing. A perfectionist and hard on herself kid, she abandoned her future dreams of becoming an artist when she received a “C” on a drawing of a VW bug in 5th grade art class.
She returned to painting after college when she began working in an office everyday and she craved a creative outlet.
Neveu’s paintings are reminiscent of her musical past, with a flowing and detailed movement. There are also patterns of nature-related themes layered into the work, bringing to mind topographical maps and abstract landscapes.
Also skilled in photography, Kristen’s work experience includes Warner Bros., Getty Images and educational publishing.
Selected past gallery exhibitions include The Saw Room @ The Alley Gallery, Swell Gallery, Polvo, Tony Fitzpatrick’s Adventureland Gallery, Judith Racht Gallery, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Gallery, and Woman Made Gallery.
Kristen’s paintings are in the collections of many art lovers, including actors Michael Shannon, Joel McHale, and Eddie Jemison.
She currently resides in Evanston, IL with her husband, writer Brett Neveu, and her daughter, Lia. They have two wonderful dogs, Pepper and Muffin.