About Cristina

 Cristina in front of her pecan/ mountain lion mural, part of Public Art San Antonio's "Four Seasons" World Heritage Mural

Cristina in front of her pecan/ mountain lion mural, part of Public Art San Antonio's "Four Seasons" World Heritage Mural

Here's my story, and I'm sticking to it. 

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, a sunny, cultura-rich land where la gente are the majority. As a child I spent my days doodling unicorns and puppies and people and anything that caught my fancy. Drawing was my life, and I dreamed of one day being an artist. 

After high school, I left town for a bit to attend Yale University, but ran back to Texas as soon I'd tossed my graduation cap in the air. I got a "real" job in advertising, where I met my wonderful husband Victor. In 2005 I got a little brave and decided to step into art full time, for the first time. I spent a year re-creating the Mexican Loteria, updating it to reflect the symbols and culture I knew - the "Tex Mex" version. The My Loteria game and corresponding line of kitchenware  appeared in H-E-B grocery stores and boutiques around the country...it was pretty cool :)

Fast forward a couple years and Vic and I decided it made perfect sense to move to the middle of nowhere and sell ice in the desert. More on that adventure here.

A baby later and with one more on the way, we decided to come back home to San Antonio to be closer to family. I landed my dream job as the Marketing Director of The DoSeum, San Antonio's Museum for Kids. Life was good.

But I knew deep down in my heart of hearts that I needed to give my art another try.

So here I am. A mom to two awesome girls, a muralist, portrait artist, wife and social media addict. I built a tiny house art studio in my backyard, dusted off my paintbrush, and began painting again after a two year dry spell. And you know what? I'm having the time of my life.

Thanks for taking a moment to visit my web site and browse my art. Maybe you'll consider commissioning a portrait of a loved one (human, pet, place, whatever moves you.) Or maybe you just want to look. Either way is great, and I appreciate your support. 

If you like my work, please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Your likes and shares are much appreciated and help me build my business.

Thanks again for your support.

Click on the images below for a snapshot of my life.