Illustrations of Hope by Kristen Schwartz

July 31, 2016
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Two raw silk prints by Kristen Schwartz.

Lake Mother ♥ Phoenix Rising.

Creative Expression Inspired by Fire:

During the Angora fire Kristen kept herself from worrying by working on the piece – Lake Mother, a proud and joyful parent figure who watches over and keeps Lake Tahoe safe.

Kristen finished the piece the day the Angora fire went into 100% containment.

With the relief of containment came new inspiration. Kristen created Phoenix Rising to depict the resolve of a community determined to overcome their losses and begin anew.

Auction Items:
(Art will be sold at live auction, Sept 19 at Valhalla, with % of proceeds going to the fire-related community projects.)

Lake Mother (above)

11×14 limited edition raw silk print mounted on black silk velvet.

$200 Value

Starting Bid: $100

Phoenix Rising

11×14 hand-embellished, limited edition, raw silk print mounted on black silk velvet, framed

$400 Value

Starting Bid: $200

About Kristen

Kristen Schwartz is an illustrator in South Lake Tahoe who depicts all things natural and fantastical. She combines pen and ink, airbrush, and colored pencil to create her images and takes inspiration from cultural mythology and healing traditions from around the world.

While her clients have published her illustrations in numerous forms, Kristen publishes them as cards and prints through her business, Faery Medicine. You can see Faery Medicine cards and prints at or view her botanical and fantastical portfolio at

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