Art is a key element in Chris Krupinski's life. She has been drawing and painting all of her life, but discovered watercolors in the mid-1980s and has had a passion for the medium ever since. The training she received pursuing art education and graphic design degrees honed her technical abilities. But, more importantly, it is the discipline of painting everyday that has lead to her success.
Chris is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status), Watercolor West-Master, and Allied Artists, to name a few. Chris earned the first Platinum Member status in the Alabama Watercolor Society. She is the recipient of over 200 national and regional awards including the top award in the 2018, 2015, and 2013 Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors, first in Watercolor West 2016, first in Alabama Watercolor Society 2018 and a medallion award winner in the 2013 and 2015 American Watercolor Society Exhibition. Chris has been published in major watercolor publications and has been a featured artist in numerous leading national art magazines. She was featured on both the cover and a feature article in the October 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine. Most recently Chris was featured with a step-by-step demonstration in the Art of Watercolour magazine (30th edition).
Internationally, Chris was selected as one of the "master painters" for the Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters, November 2007, 2010, and 2012 in Nanjing, China. Chris was also selected for the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition in 2012. A painting was selected for the 2013-2014 Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial. Chris was an invitee to the 2018 Silk Road International Arts Festival at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China. She was invited to participate in the IWS biennial in Cappadocia, Turkey in 2014. Two paintings were shown in the 2014 Thailand Watermedia Exposition and two in the Taiwan 2016 International Exhibition. She has exhibited in the invitational Watercolor Exhibition, Greece in 2014-2018. She was invited to hang a painting in the Watercolor Masters Exhibition in Gouda, Holland in 2019. Chris is also a U.S. representing artist in Fabriano, Italy. Chris has also been invited to hang two paintings in the First International Exhibition “World of High Watercolor”, which will be held in Moscow, Russia from November 16-21, 2019.