We had the good fortune of connecting with Krysta Randall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krysta, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
It was a very “happy accident” that gave me the opportunity to share my art. I was (am) a passionate respiratory therapist working two full time jobs before going on temporary medical disability. I went from living, breathing and talking about all things respiratory to feeling completely lost without it. Painting soon became very therapeutic. It gave me a new found purpose.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I was offered a chance to show my pieces in a solo show called “Pour Your Soul Out” at Upright Citizen Studio in Chula Vista. This event was the stepping stone that afforded me the opportunity to start K.Randall Art. From the success of that showing and word of mouth I was invited to share my art at different shows and venues. I’m always learning about different ways to market myself and share my art with the community. I think one of the biggest challenges that I still struggle with is pricing. I’m always open to thoughts and ideas from others in the industry on this same challenge.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
We would definitely support local businesses here in Chula Vista. Some of my favorite places to eat, drink and have a good time at are all within walking distance of each other. Three Punk Ales, Grindhouse, Tavern at the Vogue, Bar Sin Nombre and Chula Vista Brewery. We would do some shopping at Upright Citizenand check out the art at Art on Third.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without a doubt, Sonia and Jonathan of Upright Citizen Studio in downtown Chula Vista on Third Avenue. I am also especially grateful for my family and friends and all of their support!
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