Kristi Usher was born and raised in the small northwestern Oregon town of Clatskanie. From an early age she possessed an intense love and admiration for horses, and also began following her desire to be an artist.
During her time ranching, Kristi continued to draw and began painting with oils, completing commissioned works when time allowed. She also began training in three dimensional artwork. It was a big step to eventually learn the complex process of producing bronze sculptures, but there came a time where she could devote herself to making that possible. After completing her first bronze in 1998, she knew this is where she belonged; it was here that she felt fulfilled and satisfied. Finally she had found a medium that would allow her to create with all the detail, texture, movement and spirit that was within her..