‘A Party’, Acrylic on canvas, 18″x24″, 2014

Artist: Krista Simmons

CA-LArche_Saint_John-Krista_Simmons-PhotoKrista is a passionate young woman, a Saint John area native who joined L’Arche Saint John when she moved into McKim House in June of 2006. Krista loves to exercise, especially through zumba and swimming, and enjoys spending time with Best Buddies and travelling on vacation with friends. She discovered her artistic talent during her school days and concentrates deeply in the creative process – painting is her favourite.

L’Arche Saint John (Saint John, N.B., Canada)


  1. Rosaire
    December 3, 2014

    Thanks Krista, it looks just like McKim House! Full of welcome and hospitality and color! Beautiful!


  2. Moira Wilson
    December 3, 2014

    Lovely work Krista-I feel the warmth and welcome of McKim House when I look at this beautiful work of yours.
    Congratulations on this exhibit!

  3. Dianne Thomas-(Simmons)
    December 3, 2014

    I am sooooooo proud of my beautiful daughter. What a great artist you have become. I never dreamed that I would have such a talented artist in my family. Way to go, Krista!!!!

  4. Catherine Flett
    December 3, 2014


    Your drawing is beautiful which makes me feel happy and smile. It also makes me realize that I miss seeing you and your friends from McKim House. Congratualtions on your exhibit and keep up the great work so others too can continue to be inspired!


  5. Marilyn Moore
    December 3, 2014

    WOW! I am so proud of your work – I think I recognize everyone from McKim House! McKim House loves parties and you have shown your wonderful talent to the world. I am so proud of you, my friend!

  6. Pat Roy
    December 4, 2014

    hey Krista….a great painting to get us in the perfect mood for a party….lots of friends, food and music. I am so proud of you and honoured to know and love all your special qualities. You are truly an inspiration…..and I admire your many achievements since you’ve been at McKim House. Keep up the great work. Love you….

    Have a nice Christmas (I have fond memories of the times we shared especially at Christmas…you always added so much joy to our special times together). Krista, will you do a painting on “hugs” …because you are the Queen of the best hugs in the world.

    Your friend Pat in Moncton

  7. Jannette
    February 24, 2015

    Hey Krista: This is your buddy/friend, your art work speaks volumes and every time I open my prayer jar and I pull out yours I feel blessed to know that I don’t JUST you praying for BUT the ten people sitting around my Table. Great work and keep being inspired. (Gannette) Jannette