Below is a gallery of Kris's latest, most recent work - her digital paintings, which she did right up until the very end.
Most of these digital paintings were done as part of various online, digital painting communities under the alias "Violet Adams".
The titles of these pieces are her's, along with the included descriptions she wrote to accompany them.
Check out her YouTube videos at the end of the gallery.
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Free Tibet - "I started this drawing after I watched a Netflix documentary about a Tibetan musician living in Switzerland. Tibet has fought so long and so hard to get their ancient lifestyle back for more than fifty years. Now they have no country, so I thought that sure sounds like a pirate to me. So I call him a Tibetan pirate. Even though we think of pirates today as bad guys, some of the modern pirates, as well as Tibetans, are fighting for good things, like family, freedom, a natural lifestyle, a deep history of tradition, and an end to years of persecution."
Extinct Bird - "It is estimated that less than 3% of the bird species that ever were, exist today. One of the most devastating catastrophic event that ever happened to our feathered co-inhabitants of planet Earth occurred when the 'fine ladies' of western civilization took a temporary fancy to the plums of the most beautiful birds. These birds were slaughtered in the thousands to acquire their magnificent tail feathers. Some of these feathers were five feet long or longer. This is my imagined extinct bird species for the extinct animal compo."
The Escort - "No-one knows for sure what happens when the soul leaves this reality, but I always wonder - how will I know what to do or where to go or a million other questions. Apparently the Egyptians were concerned about those questions too, as they did lots of preparations for the other world. The Bible talks about angel escorts, some religions discuss how long the soul hangs around after the body stops.... Iap's beautiful scene made me think about all this and seemed like a perfect spot for the escort to show up, to show the way."
First - "This was the first drawing I did with the sketch club app and I used a reference from a well known classical painter. At the time, I didn't understand the protocol for posting a drawing I had done from a reference. I had wandered into SketchClub with no prior insights and thought it was just another drawing app. I had no idea about the community support that I would receive as well as the occasional social blunders I would inadvertently make. Still not sure who this artist was, but this is a highly recognizable painting that I used as a reference. It was fun redrawing this for the daily challenge. It really took me back a year ago to when I first started this digital art journey here on SketchClub."
Tribute to Sketchclub Artists - "This is for the tribute comp to honor all the artists that share their art here on SketchClub. Although we are lucky enough to have this forum to share our art, we all know that art is created in that deep place of solitude that artists go to where we find our individual vision. This is also for the artists who have been misunderstood or hurt and have left SketchClub for one reason or another. It is my hope that they will never give up their journey of creativity."
To see videos of how she worked
and created these digital paintings,
check out her YouTube page here: