Texture and depth are very important elements in Christina's mixed media paintings. In addition to multiple layers of paint, Christina often created marks wtih charcoal, pencil and oil pastels to add energy and additional dimension. Stylistically, areas of intense activityare often juxtaposed with areas of calmness in her compositions, wihch creates the emotion and mood in her work. Color palettes are usually soft and modern. Christina grew up in Europe, in London and Frankfurt. She then studied Fine Art at Skidmore College, where she fell in love with Abstract Expressionism. After graduating with the Highest Honors, she attended The Portfolio Center for advertising. She was an art director for more than a decade for more than a decade, working at agencies on both coasts, and gaining an appreciation for design concepts that often owrk their way into the structure of her paintings. A full-time artist since 2002, Christina's beautiful, expressive work can be found in multiple galleries throughout the Southeast, and grace the walls of hundereds of private and corporate collectors. She was chosen as an Emerging Artist by "Art & Antiques" magazine early in her career, and since then her work has been shown in many solo and groupl exhibits, featured in decorator home shows, and has appreared on HGTV and in multiple magazines. Christina lives in the Atlanta area with her husban and son.