original abstract art
that speaks from and to
 the heart

Creating colorful abstract art that serves to remind you to live your most authentically bold life.

For your good and His glory.

Surprise... they can, and they do. What are yours saying about you?
You live a beautiful life and you deserve to be surrounded by art as exquisite as you are. Art that ignites your soul and serves to remind you that you are called to live a bold life; for your good and His glory.



if walls could talk...

Kristi Mann is a mixed media, abstract expressionist artist out of Atlanta, Georgia making magic from mess and creating bold art that speaks to the heart. Her paintings come from a deeply emotive, intuitive process and combine watercolors, acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal, and various other mediums - depending on where the art takes her. 
A recovering people-pleaser who is (hashtag) over boring art, she's on a mission to use original art to help others live a bold, colorful life. 

- learn more about my story here

One of the very first memories I have is "painting" the underneath part of my mattress with my mom's lipstick that I had, ahem... "borrowed" from her bathroom when I was around 2 years old. I didn't know it then, hiding under the bed working on my masterpiece, but it's clear to me now that since the beginning, God has been weaving together my story, calling me to create bold, colorful art that speaks to your heart and whispers truth to your soul.

If you're anything like me, you agree that sequins are meant to be worn year-round, a glass of vueve pairs best with a funfetti cupcake, fine china isn't reserved only for special occasions, high heels are always a good idea, and that 



As a recovering people-pleaser, I use my art to remind myself and you, my collectors, that just like an original work of art,  you are one-of-a-kind and created to be uniquely you in this beautiful world. To walk confidently, clothed in strength and dignity, and surrounded by bold art that speaks to your beautiful heart.

life is too beautiful to be surrounded by boring art.

Carrie M.

"Working with Kristi was such a fun process to go through! Providing initial ideas for what we were looking for, and then giving feedback throughout the process to make sure that it was exactly what we wanted in our home. Kristi was able to take the vision that I had and put it into reality, sometimes by incorporating my feedback for changes/additions, and sometimes by giving her own feedback about what could be done differently based on her expertise and artistic eye. I felt like a collaborator throughout the process, which also provides me an extra level of ownership in our pieces that I would not have found in art purchased from a home store."

Kelli F.

"Kristi's work is always uniquely designed to fit the needs of her collectors. In her collections, it's easy to tell that each one tells a story. Truly beautiful. 

For years I purchased mass produced art... once I got the opportunity to buy an original piece form Kristi, I decided I could never go back! The attention to detail and time put into an original art piece is unmatched."

Sarah K.

"I love my painting so much because it's unique and inspires a sense of peace to me. Kristi was able to take my ideas and combine them with her artistic eye to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for me that I love. I see the mountains and the oceans, the colors of the sky and the colors of the water. She perfectly captured my love of traveling and nature's beauty in a work of art that I will forever cherish." 

Tricia M.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I don't know how you did it, but you have beautifully and perfectly captured the colors that sing to me in a creation that captures movement with so many layers of details and interest." 

Caroline C.

"I find so much peace in the foundation of each piece of work. Every time I walk past my beautiful piece of original art, "Seek First His Kingdom" floods my mind and heart and instantly ground me...
There is something so personal and captivating about Kristi's art. The piece from Kristi's collection grabbed me by the collar and said, "you NEED me".

Kelli F.

"Kristi's work is always uniquely designed to fit the needs of her collectors. In her collections, it's easy to tell that each one tells a story. Truly beautiful. 

For years I purchased mass produced art... once I got the opportunity to buy an original piece form Kristi, I decided I could never go back! The attention to detail and time put into an original art piece is unmatched."

Sandy N.

"Kristi's work is a product of her heart - sincere and beautiful."

Strom M.

"I love my art from Kristi! I have four of her beautiful paintings in my dining room. The colors are fabulous and really make my house a home! Kristi is not only very talented, but she is a delight to work with. I always look forward to seeing what she is creating next!"

Sydney M.

"It means everything to me. I do not collect art unless it's got a story and this has a special story for me!"

"The abstract quality was beautiful but I found representation of my favorite things in it and that just blew me away.
Kristi was so open to my opinions and thoughts and genuinely wanted me to be happy with my piece.

Katie W.

"Original art makes a statement. It transforms a space instantly. Small and large pieces captivate. Beautiful work captivates and holds a story. Each painting I own has something unique that I love to tell visitors about!"

01.

My hunka-hunk of a husband.
(cheesy? yes. true? also, yes.)

He is the man(n) of my prayers in so many ways and I truly wouldn't be able to do this without him.

He brought the bold, color into my life by loving me for who I am, pushing me to be who God created me to be, constantly encouraging me, and giving me the type of support that makes a girl feel confidently fearless when chasing her dreams.

these are a few of my 

02.

Family heirlooms + traditions

Blame it on being a southerner, but I'm a sucker for family stories, traditions, and heirlooms.

For our wedding, I surprised Charles by walking down the aisle to his late father's favorite song, "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. He had no idea we were incorporating the song, his dad's record player, or this sweet moment into the wedding day. These little moments, these special touches -- they make my heart flutter and inspire creativity in big ways.

these are a few of my 

03.

Handwritten notes

I have handwritten notes, birthday cards, and cards from about every holiday or special occasion stored away. I may be a hoarder, but I just can't part with them.

There's something so special about savoring someone taking the time to send some love on ink + paper.

these are a few of my 

04.

Our Poppy-Girl

Confession: I am not a natural-born dog lover; BUT -- I am absolutely obsessed with our little Bernedoodle and cannot imagine life without her.

She is the sweetest, snuggle buddy and yet has so much sass and personality. 

Let's be honest, she's the star of the show around here and in my studio (and I wouldn't have it any other way)

these are a few of my 

favorite things

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original art that speaks from and to the heart