Location: Charleston, SC
Why she's a big deal: Solecki is an artist based in Charleston, South Carolina. Her illustrations give visual resonance to the Local Palate’s personal essays. “I’ve always loved to draw and paint,” Solecki says. “When I started grade school there weren’t any art programs, so I asked my parents if I could learn to draw outside of school.” For twelve years, she studied under an artist. Now, Solecki’s passion is also her profession. Her work ranges from paintings and drawings to editorial and book illustrations, product designs, and commissions. She also has a line of prints and cards. See her work at kristensolecki.com.