Christina was born in Chicago and spent her formative years in Skokie, Illinois. She attributes her early interest in art and nature to visits to the Museum of Natural History, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and yearly family road-trip vacations all over the USA. The milder climate of the Northwest and the beauty of its landscape beckoned; she attended the University of Washington in Seattle and obtained a BFA in printmaking, and then a Graphic Design education. The siren call of the corporate world was too strong to ignore, and a career was to be had in technical illustration/design for the regional government in Seattle. After moving to Eugene, Oregon, she decided life was too short to not follow her desire to become a full-time fiber artist. Currently, she enjoys combining her love of color, nature, and quirky ideas to create mixed-media fiber art, using digital media along with drawing, painting, printing, dyeing, beading, and needlefelting. Her imagery is primarily drawn from the natural world, finding each season an inspiration of colors and textures in the changing landscapes of the Northwest.
In the past few years, Christina has embraced the art-to-wear movement, creating unique garments and accessories that transcend the transitive world of fashion and fall into the category of classically beautiful clothing. Her award-winning contemporary “Ethereal” lace technique is incorporated into scarves, jackets and vests, and has been exhibited nationwide.