Known for sepia tones and glowing lines created with a quill pen, the artist's technique has been likened to the work of Victorian Illustrators such as Arthur Rackham or contemporary Charles Van Sandwyck. Some of the pieces echo cloisonné enamel or even stained glass. Kristi works in eco-friendly materials, such as sepia ink, quill pen, water based paints, and recycled products.
Illustration awards in Canada and the US including the Governor General's Illustration Award Shortlist, Victoria Book Prize and the Canadian Childrens Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens.
Collaborations: Kristi was blessed to have been able to create three books with author-poet P.K Page, as well as authors such as Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), Fiona Tin Wei Lam, Rachel Wyatt, Bobbie Hinman and Paulette Bourgeois (author of the Franklin series) Kristi has created a large body of work with cousin, Métis artist Lisa Shepherd. She has worked with various environmental groups and local and national Governmental agencies.
Recent publishers and clients: Orca Book Publishers Oolichan Books Ekstasis Editions Federal, Provincial Government and Local Municipalities Pierre Belvedere Rogers Chocolates Oxford University Press University of Victoria, University of British Columbia Fort Langley/Parks Canada C.A.O.T. B.C. Childrens Hospitals PLUS many environmental groups such as the Stream of Dreams Society, Friends of Bow Pond, Swan Lake Christams Hill, and Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society.