“I became very passionate about mixed-media painting when I realized I could use it as a vehicle to combine my artistic training with the sewing, crochet and embroidery techniques I learned from my great aunt and great grandmother in my youth. This style of painting also allows for continual growth and experimentation, which appeals to my curious, mad scientist side. Although the techniques and materials may vary from painting to painting, there is one constant element they all share, fashion.”

“I’ve always been inspired by and fascinated with fashion’s ability to help us express who we are as unique individuals. Whether it’s a conscious or unconscious choice, what we choose to wear every day tells a story about who we are to the outside world. We sometimes literally wear our feelings with our choice of graphic t-shirt for the day. Other times, we wear our outfits like armor to help shield us from what lies beyond our front doors. That’s the beauty of fashion. You can dress for how you feel, who you want to be, to make a statement, or just to feel a little more confident. Everyone has a story to tell, what’s yours?”

“This expressive quality helps me to further reinforce the story behind each painting. For example, in the Bad Romance series, Mistress Ringmaster, is about one person’s need to control another. Therefore, it was a natural choice for her clothing to be dominatrix in nature. From her stance, to her choice of attire, to the aerialists tangled up in the ropes behind her, every element plays off of each other to tell the story of her need for control.”

– Krena Poole

Jazz Age

30x40-inches

Bad Romance Series: The Mime

30x40-inches

Bad Romance Series: The Knife Throwers Assistant

30x40-inches

California Dreaming

30x40-inches

Rooftop Jam Session

24x48-inches

Concert Ready

30x40-inches

Bad Romance Series: The Clown

30x40-inches

Bad Romance Series: The Contortionist

30x40-inches

Midnight Blues

30x40-inches

Blue Lulu

30x40-inches

Bad Romance Series: Mistress Ringmaster

30x40-inches

April Showers

10x20-inches

Flower Crown

24x24-inch