Kris Ekstrand


Kris Ekstrand is a painter and printmaker who worked out of her studio in Edison, Washington until she and her husband moved to Petaluma, CA to be close to daughter Claire and family. Her work has been shown in one-person shows at Smith & Vallee Gallery (Edison), MUSEO (Langley, WA), Jansen Art Center (Lynden, WA), Moses Lake Museum (Moses Lake, WA), Skagit Valley College (Mount Vernon, WA), Roby King Gallery (Bainbridge, WA) and juried shows at Schack Art Center (Everett, WA), Cascadia College (Bothell, WA), Museum of Northwest Art (La Conner, WA), Anacortes Arts Festival, Arts Alive (La Conner, WA) and other venues. She holds a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University and lives with her husband Carl Molesworth, an aviation history writer, and her two Norwich Terriers.

“When We Were Birds” from the poem “My Son Asks Me for a Story About When We Were Birds” by Joe Wilkins