Kris Occhino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Skidmore college, Saratoga Springs, NY and a Masters in Art Education from Rhode Island School of Design.
A much sought after instructor, Kris teaches painting in her Treetop studio in Attleboro, MA and at Voila Fine Art Gallery in Wickford Village, No. Kingstown, RI. She has done painting demonstrations for many art groups.
Kris Occhino's award winning work in water color and acrylic has been selected by jurors for regional and national shows and has been exhibited in museums, art associations, galleries, and art festivals in New England. She has paintings in the collection of Assumption College and in many private collections in the US and abroad. She is an Honorary Life Member of the Attleboro Arts Museum.
Kris has studied watercolor painting with: Judi Wagner, Carlton Plummer AWS, Peter Spataro NEWS, Ted Minchin AWS, Cindy Baron AWS, Robert Mestrop, and Paul George NEWS. She studied Sumi-E paingint at RISD with Betty Sanantos.
Kris is a member of the Canton Art Association, Franklin Art Association, and New England Watercolor Society and a Signature Artist Member of that organization. Her work in represented at Voila Fine Art Gallery.
Kris uses color and detailed rendering to capture the romance of the areas she paints. Her favorite subjects are landscape, seascape, street scenes, and flowers. She especially loves to paint outdoors whenever possible. A native of Attleboro, MA, Kris selects scenes from her local area, Rhode Island and Maine that she has fond memories of, as well as, scenes that are in danger of disappearing. "So much of what was once countryside and farmland has been developed into housing and strip malls. I have learned not to take the remaining green spaces for granted. Painting them locks them in time for me and the viewer."