Krys Pettit is an artist who quite simply loves and lives art.  Her work covers the range of subject matter from still life to figurative. Her passion is the observation of the hidden but extraordinary moments in life.  She is also known for her watercolor house portraits and commissions.  

Krys works with two very distinct and separate mediums – oil paint and watercolor paint.  She is inspired by the vibrant transparency of watercolor, the delicacy and lyricism and how it reacts with paper and water. She embraces the classical aspects of oil painting and the visceral way textures and strong brush strokes interact with colors, light and dark, to create a unique image.

Krys’s work is in various private collections throughout the country.  Her art has been chosen for poster art for national art festivals, and she has exhibited in numerous local and regional venues and juried competitions.  She has been honored to receive awards in online, local and regional exhibits.

Krys is passionate about water-based media and works to promote its growth as Vice-President and Board Member of the Central Florida Watercolor Society. 

When not working hard in her studio Krys likes to spend her time creating in another art form -- unique hand-made artisan chocolate truffles.

​​How do you capture a moment in time -- light, color, shadows? How do you express the fragrance of a blooming garden, summer heat on the water, cold crispness of a winter morning? I use my art to tell a story and to capture these unique moments.  I paint memories, wonderful images that have left me with a sense of beauty, serenity and delight. 

I fell in love with creating art as soon as I could hold a pencil.  I have continually created art. I try not to limit my subject matter.  My inspiration may come from a stormy sky at the beach, a moonlit night gracing a beautiful building, or the cold wind on a tree in winter.

I work in watercolor and oil, preferring the traditional process of these mediums.  I believe watercolor captures the energy and immediacy of a moment, whereas oil allows me to convey a depth and traditional approach to some of my subjects.

​I paint because I love to.  Sharing my work with my viewers and collectors is part of the process .  This is what continues to lead me on the journey of my creative life.


​- Grand Prize Winner
Featured Artist of the Month

- 1st Place, Watercolor Paintings
Gadsden Museum of Art 50th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gadsden, AL
- Honorable Mention Award
Rome Art Coterie 7th National Juried Exhibition, Rome, GA
- Honorable Mention Award
Daytona Art League
Members Showcase Juried Exhibition, Daytona, FL
​- Grand Prize Winner
Featured Artist of the Month




- "My Favorite 29" Solo Exhibit, Maitland Library, Maitland, Florida

​ - Solo Exhibit University Club, Winter Park, Florida

​- Guest Pop-Up Artist, Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, Winter Park Florida

​- Solo Exhibit Bank of America, Longwood, FL

​- Solo Exhibits: Kissimmee Utility Authority, St. Cloud City Hall, 
  City of Celebration, FL

why i paint 


​- ​ Art of Healing Gallery, Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Florida

- Central Florida Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibit

- All Mixed Art - Juried Mixed Media Show, SoBo Gallery, Winter Garden. Florida

- The Gift of Art, SoBo Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida 

- Daytona Art League Members Showcase Fall 

- Artists League of Orange County, Juried Group Show, Leu Gardens, Orlando
- Historic Sanford Fourth Fridays Juried Group Exhibit, Sanford, FL
- Creative Spirit Gallery, Orlando, FL Gallery Artist
- Official Poster Artist for Celebration Spring Art Festival, Celebration, FL
- Deland Museum of Art Florida Biennial Juried Exhibit
- Central Florida Watercolor Society, City Hall, Orlando, FL
- St. Augustine Art Association "Images Here and There" Juried Exhibition
- Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL, National Fine Arts Juried Exhibition
- Inspirations All Florida Juried Exhibit, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

- Piano Distributors, Group Watercolor Show, Orlando, FL
- Women's Caucus for Art Board Exhibit, Casselberry, FL
- Osceola Ctr. for the Arts Annual Juried Exhibit, Kissimmee, FL
- Kissimmee City Hall, Group Exhibit, Kissimmee, FL
- Ridge Art Association, Members Exhibition, Winter Haven, FL

- St. Augustine Art Association Spring Members Show, St. Augustine, FL
- Women's Caucus for Art Juried Exhibit, Winter Park, FL

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- Maitland Art Festival, Maitland, FL
- Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Winter Park, FL
- Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary, FL
- Deland Festival of the Arts, Deland, FL
- Osceola Arts Festival, Kissimmee, FL
- Crealde School of Art Fellows Exhibit, Winter Park, FL


- "Figuratively Speaking" Art League of Daytona, Daytona Beach, Florida

- "To Choice" Juried Art Competition, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida

- Central Florida Womens Caucus for Art Invitational, Casselberry City Call, Florida

- Annual Local Artist Juried Invitational Exhibit, Lake Museum, Lake Mary, Florida

- "Imaginarium: Creative Flow", Chapman Leonard Studios LIVE, Orlando Florida

​- ​ Art of Healing Gallery, Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Florida

​- Central Florida Watercolor Society 2017 Annual Juried Exhibit

​- All Mixed Art - Juried Mixed Media Show, SoBo Gallery, Winter Garden. Florida

- The Gift of Art 2016, SoBo Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida 

- Daytona Art League Members Showcase Fall 2016


Painting moments of color and light 


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