If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
A divorced and retired male. I did not really begin to paint full time until I retired. Prior to that I was a purchasing agent for a large building material company and had managed many branches of building materials. Right now I am rooming with a man and his daughter. I have two grown children and the love of my life is my dachshund named Baxter who just turned 1 year old.
About my artwork
I am an untrained artist in that I have had no formal education. I have watched the painting shows on PBS as a lot of people have and that is what got me into painting. I have been told that because of this that my style is Folk Art which suites me just fine. I love to paint almost anything except portraites due to my lack of training in this, which does not mean I will not attempt them I am just not as comfortable doing it. I love to do landscapes but my favorate is animals and especially felines.
Artists I like
I love the work of all the old masters because of their use of color and the fantastic ways they have of composing and depicting what they see. I like the work of Teresa Dominici as well as several of the artist that are displaying their work on www.artwanted.com which is one of the locations I have displayed some of my work.
My interest are more or less centered around my art work and have been for some time now. My goal is to let the world see the beauty that is all around us the way I see it. I wake up some mornings burning to paint and capture the beauty that is in everything I see. I only wish I was better trained to capture it properly but I do my best.
I guess my other interest would be in my little motorcycle, a 2002 Honda CBR900RR, which I love to ride with a passion almost as great as my desire to paiint.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
At any given moment there are many wonderful exibits going on in and around my current home town Atlanta, Ga. They have a wonderful art center and the list of Gallerys continues to grow as this city is becoming a major art center in the USA.
At 1:58pm on 19th December 2008, Donald M Schrier said…
Cristina, I just wanted to thank you for putting the angels on my page and I thank you for the love that comes with them becasue everyone needs a little love especially this time of the year. Merry Christmas.
The angels were sent to the most friendly people to me.
You are definitely one of them.
All the best to you and your family. Always!
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.
You have a wonderful collection Cristina and the additions are all very good. Being from Atlanta Georgia, that picture of the bulldog strikes home as that is the mascot of the Uga football team. I really like your paintings and sketches as you show great tallent and knowledge of the human form in them.
Thank you .
About the dog i have to tell you, there is a person inside that dog,
it is a person's soul. I saw your painting of Uga...
But i have admit that i like the most the black dog picture....
There was a black dog, wasn't? I am sorry if i am mistake. You posted new things, don't you? Please next time tell me about you don't like in my drawings, OK!!
Nice to talk 2 u.
I'm from ITALY. I invite you to visit my site. www.beppedevoti.com. and http://www.artreview.com/photo/album/listForOwner
I want to invite you to join me in the pure painting art http://www.artreview.com/group/puraismo . I would be honourable if You wanted to participate in the group of my friends. Beppe