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Kristine Balog

 Artist, Author, Academic —

Kristine Balog has spent decades perfecting her artistic talents, pursuing higher education in Art and Art History, running a successful Art Studio, teaching at the Collegiate level, and developing a new line of Comic Book stories. She holds a master’s degree in Art History with a specific concentration on Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Baroque. Other academic interests that have field her passion are theological studies and the metaphorical world of Renaissance/Baroque Christian Mysticism.

Kristine is an author, associate professor, free lance illustrator, and fine artist. Her artwork ranges from figurative to still life, from comic books, to scientific illustrations. Commissioned work has included pet portraits, wedding portraits, family portraits, abstract paintings for interior decoration, scientific textbook illustrations, comic book illustrations, and donated pieces for charitable organizations.

She has presented at numerous art historical conferences and has been published by Electrum Magazine—owned and operated by Stanford University.

Kristine Balog has worked in many creative capacities including illustrations for scientific publications and children’s books. Owning a successful studio for over a decade Kristine has now joined her love for art and storytelling. Kristine was extremely excited to launch her original graphic novel—“Caravaggio’s Darkness” and has published her first novel, Caravaggio: Of Oil and Blood.  A new twist to the epic true life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

Kristine’s mission is simple: To make Caravaggio a household name.

Please take a few moments to view Kristine’s portfolio and upcoming interviews and guest appearances. Please feel free to contact Kristine with any questions or inquiries.


P.O. Box 6954
Folsom, CA 95763


P.O. Box 6954
Folsom, CA 95763