Kristin Pluhacek lives and works in Omaha, NE. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively in Midwestern fine arts galleries and museums, and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections. She is the illustrator for the book, "Send Me Tulips" and was the featured artist/illustrator for the 2007 Omaha Summer Arts Festival. She has participated in numerous public art projects and led many project workshops, including the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Icon permanently located at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha and "Reach for your Dreams", a collaboration between Mutual of Omaha, Campfire USA and the United States Swimming Association in conjunction with the 2008 Olympic Swim Trials. Kristin is a sought after arts instructor for students of all ages, and teaches drawing at Metropolitan Community College.