About

Fine Art & Creative Environments, LLC

Since 1997, we’ve been creating inviting, fun, and dynamic environments. We make each project it’s own unique space; working with you directly (from concept to install) to develop the perfect environment for your style and your budget.

Being keenly aware of the positive impact art and our environments have on our overall well-being, we focus highly on the benefits of playful interaction and positive distraction. Are you looking for something playful, calming, adventurous, cartoonish, life-like, or, you need ideas… we’ll bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s with custom artwork, a mural and themed environment or a public art project for a community, we love being a part of making your SPACE a HAPPY PLACE!

Kristine Kollasch
Owner, Artist, Design Consultant

Kristine has been creating art since kindergarten when her teacher told her mom she really had some promising art talent. Throughout grade school Kris hung out with a group of retired women at the local community center so she could participate in the arts and crafts as much as possible.

She has been defined as a painter, a sculptor, and a ceramist, but no single word can describe this multi-faceted artist. Her art reveals an eclectic blend of styles, techniques and mediums purposefully chosen to best express the art at hand.

“Artistic expression is therapeutic. I hear my own voice most clearly through paint, collage, texture and words hidden deep in the layers.

Using primarily acrylic paints with my fine art, I frequently incorporate found objects such as tickets, fortunes, coins and keys to imply meaning or for simple sculptural value. My paintings explore the relationship between surface and depth, literal and metaphorical.”

Kristine found her home in Phoenix over 25 years ago after moving from Colorado with a degree in Art Education. Arriving in late December, the market for art teachers was slim-to-none and she was fortunate to land a job with a local design and fabrication firm. There she learned how to read blueprints and build architectural scale models, while gaining a vast knowledge of different materials ranging from foams to fiber optics.

Kris and her team have been working with clients, large and small, bringing their visions to reality for over 25 years. Whether it be hand-painted accents in a child’s room or a full dimensional environment with murals, 3-D elements and play places… all who enter the space truly enjoy the experience!

From kindergarten to today, Kris is still doing what she loves — making art!