MEET THE PAINTER....Christina
painter, speaker, and
most importantly, a believer.
"All things are possible to him that believes."
Hello and thank you for visiting my site! My name is Christina and I am glad you came to visit me. My mission is to create meaningful art that makes people feel good inside! I am from New Orleans and grew up in Gentilly. I started drawing/painting when I was about seven years old. I grew up spending a lot of time with my grandparents and was what New Orleans society calls an " Ol' Soul", which literally means I hung around the old folks. My grandfather got tired of me being involved in "grown folks business" so he gave me a black leather binder full of looseleaf paper and a sharpened pencil. I didn't know what to do with it at first because I wasn't a good writer. Nevertheless, I listened to him and took the binder in and started to doodle on the paper. My favorite TV show came on as I was doodling. With nothing else to do, I decided that I should draw my favorite character on the show. That is when everything changed for me, a lightbulb went off in my head. I was having fun creating my own pretend world on paper, and my grandparents thought I was good at it. I could not stop! Drawing made me so happy. It made me forget about the four walls and the house that I was in and I entered a whole new imaginary world, where I was the boss. When I started drawing in school, I used to get made fun of by others who said my art didn't look right. I kept at it and soon I was creating art work for the school and won all sorts of contests. In high school, I was in many art honor classes and clubs. I would frequently get in trouble with my art teachers. The teachers used to tell my mother, " She draws and paints too fast! Tell her to slow down. We don't have time to give her all of these extra assignments". I knew at an early age that I was given this gift, which was not to be used selfishly. I had to use it to make others around me feel good too. So, that's why I paint. It is quite simple. I have to be true to myself and encourage others as well. I am happy to say, I finally found my purpose.
This gift from God, my talent, is where I find unspeakable joy and meaning.
Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or happy notes. Thanks again and have a great day doing whatever makes you happy!