Kristen Jongen — Voice and Soul of Soul Soup
Kristen Jongen (Young-in) is the founder of Soul Soup,LLC. An artist since she was a young girl, Her work has rocketed to the forefront of the American art movement. Jongen has been featured in national magazines and won acclaimed recognition for her inspirational poetry. In 2004 Jongen was selected for the emerging artist award by the Rosen Group. Soul Soup is a creative enterprise that features Jongen’s original large format paintings, prints and greeting cards available nationally. The artist and writer is represented in over 200+ galleries and gift shops Click "store near you " to find a local retailer.
Kristen Jongen’s first book, “Growing Wings” was released in Nov, 2006, and has already received national reviews. Growing Wings will help anyone going through one of life’s many transitions. Jongen writes with brutal yet inspirational honesty about the ups and downs of living, losing, and facing the unexpected. A lively, humorous and inspiring read, the book contains Jongen’s artistic representations of each phase of her journey. “Growing Wings is an excellent example of how the human spirit must survive and thrive even in the darkest times.
Kristen currently lives in Northern Michigan with her three children, Anya, Mia and Van. Read more about Kristen in the press releases and articles that have been published regarding her work.
Janet Riskey Is the secret ingredient at Soul Soup. She is our office manager. Whereas Kristen might be the head chef; Janet actually keeps the kitchen stocked, organized, running smoothly and watches dozens of pots simultaneously to see that they dont boil over. An organization guru, Janet is a true Virgo! Not only is she a wife and mother, but she is an incredible addition to our stew. When you call Soul Soup, thank her profusely!
Tina VanCleave is the key ingredient behind Soul Soup. A partner since the beginning; she is the ultimate production Mama. Tina is the reason our prints are so beautiful and your orders arrive in pristine condition. She takes great care with every single order. Tina is an energizing woman, friend of many and mother of three boys. She lives in Chicago and we couldn't do it without her!