About Kristina

Inspired by her love of the natural world, Kristina’s colourful and detailed acrylic landscapes capture unique moments in time, and celebrate the forests, gardens, hiking trails, shorelines and the ever changing seasons of rural Ontario.

“Sunlight caressing a farmer’s field, a rock welcoming waves, a solitary tree guarding a valley, all of these images tell our stories.  I look for light, how it illuminates the ordinary and transforms it into the extraordinary; and endeavour to share that excitement and beauty in my paintings.”

Born in Paris, Ontario, Kristina is a first generation Canadian with Lithuanian roots.  She attended University in Toronto and Waterloo, received a BA in sociology, married and settled in Bruce County where she and Jim raised three boys and farmed beef cattle. Illustrating seven books cartoon style drew her into the art world in the 80s, after which she returned to University for a year of fine art, followed by a Bachelor of Education from Western University.  An enjoyable teaching career followed with the Bluewater Board, specializing in the Visual Arts. Now retired from that job, she pursues her own painting and drawing.

Kristina has had six solo shows and participated in numerous Juried and Group shows, winning awards and recognition for her work.  You will find her work at the Mill Pond Gallery in Cargill, in July and August.  She is also planning a return to the four day Bruce Peninsula Art Show and Sale on the Civic Holiday Weekend, in Lion’s Head.  Stay tuned for details on Open Studio events in her new Paisley studio this summer!