Kristen Herrington

Award-Winning Painter, Podcaster and Author

With an intuitive approach to abstract art, Kristen captivates audiences with her playful perspective on life's simple pleasures. Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, Kristen's artistry is deeply rooted in her appreciation for the beauty of the everyday and her insatiable curiosity about the world beyond her doorstep.

At Togetherland Art Gallery, Kristen has curated a space where art, community, and creativity converge. Named after her belief in the power of togetherness, the gallery serves as a vibrant hub for workshops, concerts, open mics, yoga classes, and more. Through her eclectic events and warm hospitality, Kristen fosters a sense of belonging that extends far beyond the gallery walls.

In addition to her visual artistry, Kristen is a prominent voice in the Nova Scotia podcasting scene. As the co-host of the popular podcast "Mike and Kristen," she shares her humorous anecdotes, insightful observations, and heartfelt conversations with audiences near and far. Alongside her husband Mike Ryan, Kristen brings laughter and levity to topics ranging from the creative process, living an alternative life and highlighting her home province.

Kristen's creative talents extend beyond the canvas and the airwaves. Together with Mike, she authored a hilarious travel and relationship book that delights readers with its wit and charm. Their shared adventures and misadventures serve as a testament to the joy of embracing life's unpredictable journey.

As one of the founding members of Curiosity Club, Kristen collaborates with fellow artists and entrepreneurs to curate transformative creative experiences. Through their collective efforts, they inspire others to unlock their creativity, follow their passions, and embrace the magic of collaboration.

Kristen's artistry has garnered attention from media outlets such as CBC, CTV, Global News, Chicken Soup for the Soul, SaltWire, Here and There Magazine, and Eastlink television. Her distinctive style, characterized by vibrant colors and whimsical motifs, has earned her a dedicated following of art enthusiasts and collectors alike. She is a 2024 recipient of the prestigious Canada Council "Explore and Create" grant and will be using funds to design a sensory-experience for the deaf community (to which she belongs) through Haptic chairs. 

Kristen Herrington invites viewers to join her in celebrating the beauty of the ordinary and the magic of shared experiences.