Kristy Tipton is a co-founder of Expedition Art. She oversees special projects at Expedition Art and partner relations. Kristy graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Visual Communication from the University of Texas in Austin. She has spent 20 years leading creative teams on video game and film projects for the entertainment industry.
Most recently, she has been working for high-tech clients including DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), overseeing teams working on advanced and emerging technology projects. She is responsible for all Cubic Innovation media projects, including a multi-year partnership with the celebrated Tiburon Transmedia.
Here are Kristy’s lovely contributions to In Danger:
“I love diving and exploring in the ocean. I have been lucky enough to dive in some amazing places! One thing that is very high on my bucket list is to dive with the Humpbacks off Tonga in the South Pacific. Some people might think I’m crazy to want to fly half way around the world to see a whale up close but I could have my bags packed and ready to go in under 30 minutes if the situation presented itself. ” - Kristy Tipton
“I’ve always been fascinated by the sockeye migration. To me, it seems like an impossible journey for a fish this size to travel thousands of miles from the ocean back up river to their native spawning ground. I wanted to paint this pair of fish resting, successful in reaching their destination.” - Kristy Tipton
“I chose the whooping crane as a subject because, whenever possible, I like to observe animals in their natural habitat before I paint them. I knew that the whooping crane migrated from northern Canada to south Texas during the winter months and congregated along the coastline at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport. Since I live in Texas, love the beach and enjoy a good road trip, it made for a perfect weekend.” - Kristy Tipton