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Christina Giza

Christina Giza

About Christina Giza

United States

Painting with watercolor, acrylics and pastels is my key to my secret garden, to my way down the rabbit hole, to my very own looking glass.

Watercolor is a very fresh, intuitive process that involves layering water-based paint on paper. I start with the lightest washes and build successively darker with each wash, leaving the white paper showing through for the brightest highlights. Acrylics let me work on a canvas and provides a different perspective entirely. This medium brings about a richness in any subject matter. Pastels make the world a softer place to be, Monet had seen that, and done that. It is the essence of the piece or place, not the substance.

Every one in a while, I have an inspired moment where I create exactly the effect I wanted - or even more exciting - I produce something that veers from my original idea and exceeds my expectations.

 

 

 

Biography

2002 - 2008 - Juried Art Show at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

2002 - 2007 & 2010 - Art Show at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

2006 & 2007 - Watercolor Art Show at Sudgren Library, Spencer, MA

2006 - "Sarah" my watercolor painting was on the cover of Real Women Press Magazine, MA

2008 - Art Exhibit at Easthampton, MA 2008 - One Woman Exhibit at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Lamar Suter Library, Worcester, MA

2009 - Littleton Art Show, Littleton, MA 2014 - Art Show and Sale at NuCafe, Worcester, MA

2014 - Two commission pieces, "The Blue Vase" and "Hydrangea " hanging at Worcester State University, Sheehan Dormitory, Worcester, MA

2015 - Art Exhibit and honorary member of the Cape Cod Art Association

2015 - Art Exhibit at Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

 

 

Education

My education with art has been a hands on experience. I've taken some classes at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, and I've learned through the masters, by studying their techniques.