this is kristina moller, the lovely face behind greasy chicken face artworks! this is the face of a person who wants to make you happy, in color. she does, she will, she’s awesome. after becoming rather obsessed with her little custom pet portraits, i asked her if she’d be willing to answer a few questions for you, sweet readers. she was into it. we’re so lucky!
i am inspired by everyone i see and meet in some way or another. whether it’s a person walking down the street or a dog or cat i meet on my daily walks. but mostly my two kids aidan( 6 years old) and sigrún (3 years old) and my psychic heart boyfriend mark. my family keeps me balanced and happy. they make my heart smile. and when you have a smiling heart you have smiling art.
♥ when you’re painting, what are the sounds you’re listening to?
i only really listen to a few bands at a time, and tend to listen to them over and over. i like the comfort of something familiar and repetitive. right now i listen to a lot of sonic youth (dirty, goo, washing machine & daydream nation), liars (i love all their music so so much), guilty simpson, eminem, la düsseldorf and trio. but my favorite sounds are the background murmurs of talk tv (anything like maury, jerry springer, judge alex, judge joe brown etc…) it’s not distracting and gives the impression of someone being in the room talking even when i’m painting alone. i can put the volume on low and still concentrate on my work. me and my man are avid coronation street fans and i paint during those episodes every week-day.
♥ if you could have lunch with anyone, who would you choose?
i’d like to have lunch with spongebob and beavis and butthead. good times.
♥ why don’t you charge more for your work? (thank you thank you)
i like knowing that fine art can be affordable to anyone (with any budget). art belongs on walls in living spaces where it can be appreciated everyday, not museums. i like my art to be accessible to anyone who appreciates it. i love what i do. happy happy joy joy. and how can you really put a price on something you love? my dream is to paint every pet cat and every pet dog in the world. dream life.
♥ what are you afraid of? what are you looking forward to?
i’m not really afraid of anything (except spiders and elevators). i am looking forward to everything. life is exciting. i love the unknown and the possibility of all the future holds. watching my kids grow and nuturing them to follow their dreams is the best feeling.
thanks, kristina! kristina has a blog, and an etsy shop. check it. and if you love her work as much as i do, feel free to support her super sweet personhood, and her dream of painting all the pets in the whole wide world. i can personally vouch that her customer service is top-notch, her turnaround time is fast, and in both of the orders i placed (both of which were for multiple paintings), she included extra special little pictures as a bonus gift. surprise! pretty much out of the park, if you ask me. she deserves wild success, that kristina!
leave a comment on this post, and i’ll treat one lucky reader to a custom pet portrait of your very own! keep it for yourself or surprise a loved one with a fab present. everyone needs one, they just do. i’ll draw a name sometime next week. yay!
(all images courtesy of kristina moller.)