Kris Straukas



Kris Straukas    

Kris was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Forsyth County in 2006. She started taking drawing and painting seriously during high school in the early 1980’s and continued with a few classes in college and private instruction. As an artist, her specialties are color pencil and mixed media with emphasis in ink, acrylic, and encaustic.

“For over 30 years of learning and experimenting I have found that a simple pencil or brush are powerful tools of self-expression with infinite possibilities.”

Kris is currently an art instructor, past president, board member and event co-chair with Sawnee Association of the Arts and the Cumming Arts Center, all are positions which she loves and takes very seriously. She has truly enjoyed learning the history of SAA, getting to know each SAA member and is in awe of the talent of all the local artists in Forsyth County. Kris has won numerous awards in art organizations in Illinois and Georgia and had several private art commissions. Blessed to have a wonderful and supportive husband, two beautiful grown children, which she is incredibly proud of, a new grand daughter and four grand dogs.

Favorite quote is “Learning never exhausts the mind” …Leonardo de Vinci.

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