Christine Kerrick is an award-winning artist who specializes in portraiture. Every face tells a story. Whether it is forensic art, portraits for private clients, drawing at live events or her own work, faces have always held a fascination for Christine.

The characters–or ‘kerrickters’–she has created since she was a child were portraits of people she knew, or fantastical people or animals she made up. Presently, the people she draws are situated into stories told through elements of collage; antique printed documents, tickets, stamping and hand-lettered typography arranged on a wood panel. Her knowledge of facial anatomy, both skeletal and muscular, proved essential for the accuracy of facial reconstruction, and after forensic facial imaging education at FBI Academy, Christine works now helping forensic investigators and police identify unknown persons.

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