Often described as magical and dreamlike, Kristina’s work draws much of its imagery and inspiration from memories of exploring old houses, woods, and gardens when she was a child. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Kristina has illustrated numerous books, greeting cards, magazines, wine labels, and theatre posters. Her recent awards include the Koret International Book Award in 2006 and the Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medal in 2008. When not painting, Kristina enjoys music, collecting beach pebbles, trying to grow trees on her balcony, and knitting. She lives in Chicago.