"Let the beauty we love be what we do." -Rumi

Kristin Malone is a versatile artist who lives and works in Rochester, New York. She has been creating art for as long as she can remember.

She is and has been a teacher in the visual arts since graduating from Nazareth College of Rochester and receiving her Masters in Art Education from Buffalo State.

Kristin is a native of Elmira, New York and is always inspired by the landscape of the western New York Finger Lakes as she travels between her home along the northern border and her hometown along the southern border of New York State.

She is enriched by travel and looks forward to someday showing works done in her visits to Ireland in 1994 and 2007.


A Rochester Art Club member since 1980, Kristin’s educational background has provided her opportunities to work in a variety of media. These include batik, watercolor, ink, colored pencil, clay, silk-screen, etching, photography and digital media. While she now works primarily in watercolor, Kristin believes these experiences have broadened her approach and continue to influence her painting methods.

Kristin has exhibited throughout the years in one woman and group shows and her work is included in numerous private and public collections. She exhibits with Rochester Art Club in annual shows, with The Creator’s Hands in Rochester, and at the Rochester Museum and Science Center Holiday Show in November.

In 1999 Kristin was invited to illustrate Rochester’s Park Avenue Festival poster, and in 2006 her painting was selected for the Corn Hill Festival. Varied views of the neighborhoods done in watercolor were featured in both posters.


Kristin is very proud of her many art students, those from Nazareth Academy where she began her teaching career, through recent years teaching Art and Photography at Mercy High School in Rochester.

Throughout the years Kristin has taught people of all ages in a variety of settings. These include the Memorial Art Gallery, local art clubs, BOCES Continuing Ed, the Jewish Home of Rochester, Elderhostel at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, Sunny Point on Keuka Lake, Cobblestone Springs in Dundee, and in her studio and gardens.

Kristin continues to teach during summer workshops in Drawing and in Watercolor. (Future workshops will be posted on the Events page of this website.)

By sharing learning and expression with others who enjoy the creative process Kristin continually discovers new vitality in her own work.

Kristin Malone