Christina was raised in the suburbs of Southern California as a Portuguese-American. Her parents immigrated from Terceira Azores, where tradition and perseverance were not only valued but a way of life. Christina’s childhood consisted of a fantasy with an imagination too large to house it. She believed brushes were ‘wands’ that held ‘magic’ and would empower her to use any medium at her disposal to bring her dreams to fruition. As she grew so did her arsenal of surfaces to which she could expand her vision. She became a Makeup Artist, using skin as her canvas, she transformed humans into the most exquisite creatures. However, this alchemy was fleeting and she desired something more permanent. Christina advanced her artistic endeavors at CSULB where she achieved a BFA in Illustration with an emphasis on Graphic Design. In the realm of traditional and digital arts, she could utilize every tool at her disposal to conceive more transcending creations. Through her work, she aspires to share a world which all things have its own beautiful essence. Where each opposing element performs together in a dance between order and chaos. Set on a stage where the nothing is taboo. To entice the audience with their own fantasies and fears, touch their imagination and to have the honor of translating it visually if desired.
Christina currently works as a freelance artist from her studio in Paramount California. She has shown in galleries in LA, OC and San Diego and her work has been published in several group illustration publications and featured in various marketing media in the music industry.