Kristi was born in Minneapolis Minnesota into a Scandinavian family. Her curiosity has taken her on many paths. She studied and taught ballet and gymnastics. She earned a BS in Airway Science, Aircraft Systems Management at the University of North Dakota and currently holds an Airline Transport Certificate. She has been a pilot for both charter and corporate companies as well as given flight instruction.
She worked as an independent business broker, doing valuations on and marketing small businesses valued up one million dollars. She is an inventor. Working in her own laboratory and with the collaboration of the Clemson University Textile Development Center, Ms. Soli has developed a broad line of hanging plant covers. Pot Pants™ change not only the pot, but the dreadful suspension wires, to a pleasant counterpart of color and texture to the hanging plant.
Accomplished at piano and French horn, she has been certified as a music instructor and has given piano and music instruction. She began painting at age eleven. She paints almost exclusively in oil. Her works have been shown in New England and the Mid-West.
Inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Georgia O’Keefe, Ms. Soli enjoys the many and varied interpretations of her work.