Raised in Georgia, Kristina Bass Bailey obtained her first job as an artist at the age of 16 when she painted signs for her local grocery store. Upon receiving her BFA in fabric design from the University of Georgia, she interned in New York City in the textile and fashion industries. She came back to Georgia and created visual merchandising for a fashion-accessories company. Presently, Kristina is a full-time painter. Her different creative pursuits continue to influence her practice, and she hopes her art will inspire and bring joy to others.