Kristy Rice

Founder, Momental Designs

Kristy Rice wears many hats: entrepreneur, mama, celebrity invitation designer, stylist…but her first love is watercolor…

Kristy Rice began her art career humbly, while hiding under the covers with a flashlight as a 6 year old girl who just wanted to make art, literally day and night. It was clear from the start…Kristy would make her mark on the world with a paintbrush.
For the last 14 years, Kristy’s personal obsession with paint and paper has evolved into an innovative brand (Momental Designs) which garners global attention from media, celebrities and some of the world’s most creative individuals. Along with a team of eight inspiring women, Kristy continues to innovate in the worlds of styling, stationery, design, art licensing and now author of the World’s First Adult Coloring Books for Watercolor! Painterly Days was the first popular series and Kristy’s Cutting Garden followed only one year later.
Kristy has transformed event stationery into a persuasive and compelling medium that brings the power of artistic storytelling to countless worldwide. Even notable celebrities like Sean Parker (Napster/Facebook), Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) selected Kristy to create art for their events.
Widely regarded as an industry tastemaker, Kristy’s styling skills have been sought out by outlets to produce creative editorials at some of the worlds most famed venues. Recent projects include a multi-day editorial shoot on location at The Greenbrier in West Virginia; a Botticelli inspired celebration for Bridal Guide Magazine; a Monet inspired editorial in Normandy, France; and a nine page Yellowstone National Park shoot for Destination I Do Magazine.
Kristy’s work has been credited in People Magazine, OK! Magazine, Good Morning America, New York Live, The Knot, Inside Weddings and Brides Magazines, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart Weddings, Flutter, You and Your Wedding, Brides UK along with countless blogs.
Kristy’s artwork has graced the products of well-known paper brands like Envelopments®, Eccolo and Papyrus. Lifestyle brands like BHLDN, Target and TJ Maxx offer products featuring Kristy’s unmistakable artwork.
Kristy’s eighth book with Schiffer Publishing titled “The Painter’s Wedding” is due out late December 2017. Kristy lives on a 40 acre retired farm with her husband Adam and son Isaac (Izzy).