Kristina loves to collaborate on site-specific murals and mosaic installations. By working with each client to personalize the imagery, color palette and composition for each project, she creates customized work for private residences, commercial venues and public spaces.
Originally from the East Coast, Kristina grew up splitting her time between the US and Canada, where her extended family still lives. She received her BFA in Painting from Richmond College in London. She went on to study art history at University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and illustration and design at California College of the Arts (San Francisco).
Since 2000, when she settled in California, she dove into work as an arts advocate and eventually as Executive Director at Arts Council Napa Valley, elementary school art teacher, gallery manager and curator.
During this time, she also kept a working studio and showed her work in numerous exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. Her work is represented in the di Rosa collection (Napa) among many other private collections. Today, she continues to create paintings, mosaics and large-scale murals for private and commercial clients while maintaining her commitment to arts advocacy on the local level as Curator for the City of Napa’s ARTwalk sculpture program and Chair of the Public Art Steering Committee for the City of Napa.