For more than 20 years, Kristin Littel has had a consulting business focusing on writing about and improving community response to gender-based violence. This calling to promote positive social change built upon earlier work as a victim advocate, mental health provider and college administrator. Weaved into and influencing that life experience has always been ART and the drive to create.
Kristin grew up in Philadelphia, PA, with pencils, paints, brushes and sketchbook often in hand. She studied at Fleisher Art Memorial and the Philadelphia College of Art. After attending the University of Scranton (BA, Communications and Philosophy) and the University of Maryland (MA, College Student Personnel and Counseling), she studied with artist Johnny Johnson of Fredericksburg, VA, and George Williams and Judy Miller, both art faculty at the Northern Virginia Community College where Kristin received her AA in Fine Arts. While living in Northern Virginia, she was a member and vice president of the Fairfax Art League and member of the Alexandria Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Reston League of Artists. Kristin exhibited in many juried and member shows in Virginia, receiving several awards. Her artwork has been purchased for private collections.
After a considerable hiatus to delve into consulting work and raise young children, Kristin began showing artwork in New Jersey. After a 2016 juried show, Kristin was selected to exhibit paintings at the Dompierre, LLC, show room gallery (the juried show sponsor). Kristin is a member of the Ocean City Fine Arts League and exhibits in its juried member shows.