Originally from Sacramento, her self-taught skills along with college level education has carried her across various cities in California including Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and now Long Beach. Along the way she has participated in multiple art walks, shows, and contests, which has elevated her experience in portraiture and landscape. Occasionally she takes on commissioned work, one private piece in particular being for Matt Altman from the hit show Million Dollar Listing.
Philogyny, her latest exhibit, displays Kristina’s skill in feminine portraiture. Inspired by everyday encounters with charismatic women, she hones in on her forte to pay homage to women and their subtle attributes. She utilizes techniques like dry-brushing and scumbling to render her subjects in acrylic and oils, delivering an authentic yet caricatured portrayal of each model. Combining elements of both abstract and realism, her female forms are captivating and almost addicting to look upon. Go and see for yourself Philogyny is showing at Viento y Agua 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814 until March 7th 2016.
In her upcoming body of work, she depicts the Port of Long Beach and its industrial surroundings using primarily acrylics on canvas in grayscale with a splash of color. More information on this series coming soon!