Kristin Hartman was born in Västerås, Sweden. She moved to the United States at a young age and lived in North and South Carolina before she moved to California.
Hartman received her BA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento, where she was presented with the Dean’s Award in the College of Arts and Letters. She has since been exhibiting her work throughout the Sacramento region.
Hartman's oil paintings continue to express her fascination with the unique and beautiful design of nature. She encourages the viewer to get lost in the mysterious and intriguing environments she creates.