Kristin Vartanian Dills
Born and raised in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, Kristin took to art as soon as she could hold a pen. Her parents fostered her blossoming talent and enrolled her in private lessons with Monart Drawing School, where she was taught by Jillian Goldberg and Mona Brooks. By the age of 10, one of her drawings had been selected for print on the Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker promotional materials.
She attended the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts- Design Concentration. One of her large scale paintings was voted on and selected by a panel of local artists to be exhibited in the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG campus.
Years later while expecting her first child, Kristin began to create a series of animal portraits titled the "Dapper Animal" series, to be hung in her sons nursery. These pieces were hand selected out of thousands to be sold online by Minted and Pottery Barn Kids. "Dapper Giraffe" and "Dapper Zebra" are currently available through catalog orders and online.