About the Artist
Based in
Nyack, NY

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Crista began to study painting in 1989 at the Ridgewood Art Institute. She went on to receive a BFA from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and an MFA from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art.

Crista is known for her small-scale format landscape paintings and is a member of numerous art organizations, and is represented by Sylvan Gallery in  Wiscasset, Maine and Box Heart Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Trippe Gallery in Easton Maryland.


Artist's Statement

It is vital for a landscape painter to study outdoors to fully understand how to interpret nature. I am very grateful I was taught this at an early age and it is a practice I will never abandon.