A Signature Member of NWS and FWS, Kris Parins' work has been featured on the covers of American Artist Watercolor and Watercolor Artist magazines. She was selected as "One to Watch" by Watercolor Artist Magazine. Additionally, her work is featured in Splash, the Best of Watercolor editions 9, 14, and 15. After earning an art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison she studied graphic design. She worked as an art director and account executive, and created watercolor illustrations for her clients' product graphics. Since 1998, she has devoted her creative energy toward fine art in watercolor. The transparency and vibrancy, combined with an element of surprise, continue to keep her interested in this challenging medium. Kris' computer and camera are integral to her creative process. Frequent travels provide fresh input and continue to develop her way of seeing.