Cristina was born in Rome, Italy, but has been living in Birmingham for over 30 years. Her work is inspired by the nature of memory and human feelings. Cristina works within a figurative tradition with a love of detail, realism and the rendering of light and shade. Her main medium is pencil and coloured pencils, as she explores and experiments with line and colours patiently layering hues to achieve unexpected effects.
Cristina is a Member of the Society of Graphic and Fine Arts; she has completed a postgraduate course with the Royal School of Drawing, and she regularly exhibits at the Mall Galleries and in other prestigious venues around the UK. Her work is collected in public and private collections in the UK and Europe, and she has taken part in Sky Portrait Artist of the year 2022.
THE STORY UP TO NOW..
Cristina Celestini has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She took her first steps as an artist copying from the Masters in churches and squares in her native Rome while studying Modern Languages there. Following travels in South America, she continued to experiment with her art when she moved to the UK to pursue her career in teaching and to bring up her family with her British husband. In stolen moments between her career and her family, Cristina has grabbed any opportunity to learn all the time drawing, sketching and painting to find her voice.