Kristin Krimmel was born in Vancouver and trained at UBC as a specialist in the teaching of fine arts. She later received a Diplome Regional in Painting from the Ecole Regional des Beaux Arts de Reims, France. After seven years in France, Krimmel returned to B.C. to become a drawing, colour, and design instructor at Emily Carr College of Art and Design (now ECUAD). In 1987, Kristin was artist-in-residence for the ECCAD Outreach Program in Vernon, B.C. and was also Jurist for PACIFETE, the Francophone Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Canada Council. She has been a member of the Maple Ridge Public Art Committee since 2009. Krimmel's work has twice been selected for the Joan Miro Foundation's International Drawing Competition and their touring exhibition in Spain, Rumania, Poland and Bulgaria. She received an honorary medal from the City of Vichy, France for work exhibited in the U.F.A.C.S.I. XII International Salon. Kristin's work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in France, Canada and the United States, and in several Steven Cannell television productions. Her work is held in Canadian, Irish, Scottish and French private and corporate collections, notably, B.C. Hydro, Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Saint Paul's Hospital, and the Tapestry Foundation.