Kristen O’Neill creates landscape paintings based on real locations. Using a painterly style, she renders the essence of the location. Recent collaborations include working with long-distance hikers. She has been interviewed by Jefferson Public Radio about her Oregon Coast trail series. Her Oregon Coast series was also featured in a solo exhibition at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and now lives in Grants Pass with her two daughters and a very large, fluffy dog.