The 81C Salon + Gallery Hours:
Wednesday 5-10PM + Sunday 2-8PM
With beauty, humor, and signature homage to the macabre, Kristin Forbes-Mullane’s Coming up for Air represents works that are unique not just for their curious subject matter, but for the exceptional detail and life-like qualities they deliver. Coming up for Air highlights the capability and technique of a powerful self-taught artist whose prolific pursuits as a painter and tattoo shop proprietor on St. Thomas, are unassuming, artistically motivating, and undeniably impressive.
- The Curators, 81C
Born in Phoenix, AZ, and living in St. Thomas, USVI, Kristin is a self taught, fine art painter. Kristin began painting in 2000 and since then has shown her work in galleries around the US and been featured in numerous publications. Currently painting and tattooing in a 200 year old building in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Her business, Salt of the Earth Tattoo, located at the Royal Dane Mall in Charlotte Amalie, was founded in 2016.
“My acrylic paintings have always been mainly portraits and still life. I gravitate to themes of the dark and macabre. Working to blend the beautiful and the ugly to create a narrative of wonder and curiosity.”
- Kristin Forbes-Mullane