“This attractive and delightful couple live and work in Santa Fe New Mexico in their home/studio/ gallery. Kristine is known for her beautiful life size figurative ceramic sculptures and Colin for his paintings and bronze sculptures.
The Buffalo Creek Art Center itself is beautiful. With its many streams, aspen groves, fruit orchards, wildlife, pastures, water features, and stunning views of the mountains and Carson Valley, it is in itself a source of inspiration. My husband Colin, a sculptor and painter, was able to join me for a portion of the residency. We often collaborate on sculptures, so this was an ideal opportunity to spend time working through ideas for future works. We were very grateful to Steve, Bill and Mel for their efficiency in accommodating our specific creative needs. It seemed that everything we needed was available to us, from our housing to our selection of space to work in. For us, it was an idyllic creative experience.
We also found it compelling to be around the other artists working in different disciplines than what we do-each day, we were able to see their working methodology and problem solving processes, learning things along the way.
Our accommodations were perfect for us. It allowed us to focus on the sculptural work we’d planned to do, and the solitude also inspired Colin to write four new chapters of his mythology book, with notes for an additional three stories, several of which were inspired by things we saw and experienced at BCAC. This experience was the beginning of some new creative habits that have continued into our work and life back in our home studio.”