Kristina Grace is a fine artist who both resides alongside and draws inspiration from the Southern California coastline. Living in Newport Beach has served as a constant source of inspiration for Grace. Her life and work reflect countless hours spent on the sand surrounded by surfers and the culture that comes with it.
Grace’s art is colorful and whimsical, reflecting a joy found in her surrounding environment. Her unique sculptural works are a result of innumerable days spent at a local surf glassing shop, where she honed her interpretation and technique of applying epoxy and polyester resins. While these types of resins are typically used for creating surfboards, Grace has incorporated applications of tinted resins alongside small figurines in her art. Surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders appear throughout her current body of work.
In addition to resins, Grace works with dense foam and fiberglass to create select pieces. Both of these materials pay homage to the surf culture that encompasses her.