"Gestural abstract expressionist painting inspired by nature"
Cristina Getson is an abstract expressionist painter based in Toronto, Canada. Working with acrylics, she uses vibrant colours to evoke abstract landscapes. Influenced by the pull of opposites - smooth and rough, light and dark, indefinite and detailed - her paintings become a dialogue between nature and the self, and strive to capture not the physical aspects of a moment in time, but rather the feeling of it. The application of paint is made visible through the brushstrokes and marks left behind; it is a joyful revelling in the materiality of the paint itself. Cristina has exhibited in Canada and across the United States, and was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence at Palazzo Monti in Italy, in 2018.