Growing up in Italy, Cristina nurtured her passion for art from an early age. However it wasn't until 2017, during her late 30s that she took a momentous leap forward by joining London Fine Art Studios. There, she immersed herself in the classical method of drawing and painting, acquiring invaluable skills. Today, as a part-time teacher at the school, Cristina imparts her expertise, inspiring and guiding others on their artistic journeys.
In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious De Laszlo Scholarship.
Her creative spirit is fueled by the Italian art movements of Verism and Scapigliatura, which capture the rawness of human emotions and challenge traditional artistic norms. Additionally, she finds inspiration in Expressionism, with its bold and expressive brushwork.
In her artistic journey, Cristina aspires to capture emotions and create a captivating juxtaposition between traditional and modern approaches. This fusion allows her to push the boundaries of her art, inviting viewers to experience a harmonious blend of old and new.
Cristina's commitment to allowing her art to evolve naturally reflects her belief in the power of growth and transformation. Through her expressive and evocative artwork, she invites viewers to embark on their introspective journey, where they can connect with their emotions and find solace, inspiration, and a renewed appreciation for the beauty of artistic expression.
An avid art book collector Cristina has a deep passion for unearthing information about talented artists. Her curiosity extends beyond the well-known figures, including those whose works and lives have been overshadowed by time, making her search for hidden gems a constant pursuit.