Kristin Petrillo paints to create appreciation for what we often drive right by. She strips away the distraction of detail and organizes the chaos that often stops us from looking more deeply. Her work is an examination of the essential form, light and color that create the world around us. She is drawn to commonplace scenes and believes that even the most ordinary view can be dignified and satisfying. While her subject matter ranges from seashore scenes to urban back alleys, her methods are consistent and systematic. She paints in a hard-edge style that emphasizes these formal qualities and which allows her to paint in a slow and meditative way.