Kristen E. Douglas is a multi-media artist originally from the Midwestern US. Since 2005, she has lived in and around the Durham and Hillsborough areas of North Carolina. Both towns are known for their love of the arts, whether or not they are visual, literary, or musical arts. Kristen has wanted to be an artist and art teacher since she could hold a pencil. While she has been a mental health practitioner, an English professor, and a writer, she has always come back to her art. She now paints primarily in acrylics and teaches others painting skills out of her home studio. The name “Kristopia Studios” was born out of Kristen’s feelings that when she is creating, she is in her own utopia.