Featured Artist for 2023 Newtown Arts Festival
Meet Kristine Humber
With banners flying and bright colors, the work of Newtown resident Kristine Humber has been chosen as the signature art of the 2023 Newtown Arts Festival, (https://newtownartsfestival.com/) set for September 22-24, with an opening concert on Friday night on the grounds of the Festival in Fairfield Hills.
Born in Canada, Ms. Humber attended college there in Graphic Design. After marrying her husband Tom, she went on to London, England where she trained with a “wonderfully talented Special Effects Artists at Steven Spielberg’s animation company, Amblimation.”
She has worked with Disney as a Special Effects Artist at their Orlando studio including The Lion King and five other major animations.
With Netflix’s “Angry Birds, Summer Madness.” Kristine was back into animating Special Effects via Toon Boom software.
After studying Surface Pattern Design, she has concentrated on creating works that will be applied to textiles and other surfaces. Her patterns are all begun as original ink, pencil, watercolor or gouache paintings.
Kristine was one of the four artists who created the Doors of Fairfield Hills in 2020 and visitors to the Arts Festival will remember her at the Terrific Totes tent.
Past Year's Posters
2012 Newtown Arts Festival Poster designed by Tracy Van Buskirk. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler
2013 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration by Carol Collins. Poster Design by David Cole Wheeler and Linda Parsloe
2014 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration by Julia Sikes Provey. Poster designed by Linda Parsloe and Nancy Cole
2015 Newtown Arts Festival Poster designed by Tracy Van Buskirk. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler
2016 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration designed by Susanne Gilmore. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler
2017 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Linda Parsloe
2018 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Virginia Zimmerman
2019 Newtown Arts Festival Artwork designed by Paula Brinkman
2021 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Nancy Cole
2022 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Ryan Patrick