Kristin was the most remarkable person one could hope to meet. She was brilliant, talented, witty, generous and kind. She was a friend to everyone she met and many of them became lifelong pals.
Her wonderful eye and her unique creative vision saw beauty and art everywhere. She would look into a box of concrete nails and see a woven basket or plate. She would study an old form of art such as a quilt and re-imagine its shape, size and design into a wonderful wall hanging.
She was well prepared for her life in art and design with a bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in Design from the University of Minnesota. She went on to teach art at the high school level, and then taught color and design at the college level at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to teaching, Kristin was active in exhibiting her art in National and International juried art shows and taking part in the community with Interior design commissions for Honeywell Computer Science Division, Honeywell Physical Sciences, Honeywell Graphic Arts and Fort Myers News-Press. She also served as the Art Critic for the News-press and was color and design consultant for Faribault Woolen Mills. She was always on the move and contributing in some way.
She is survived by countless works of art in an endless variety of media, hundreds of friends, and admirers and one loving husband of 34 years.
Kristin died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 3:35 p.m. She was 74.
There will be no formal ceremony. Interment will be at the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Please express your remembrances of Kristin at www.hughesfh.com