Christa was born in Cologne, Germany, and moved to southern Spain in 1993. She has always had an interest in art and started painting at a young age, although her path through university was Psychology. From theatre stage designer to social worker in a prison, Christa’s working career has been a division between the arts and social work from the beginning.
Since moving to Spain, she has dedicated her life to visual arts, painting full time and running art workshops, still with a focus on young people from difficult social backgrounds.
Travel is one of Christa’s greatest inspirations. With her paintings she expresses her impressions encompassing both imagination and reality. She uses different techniques with oils, watercolours, and acrylics depending on the theme, and incorporates materials like sand, wood, glass and metals, which she collects on her travels. This is why much of Christa’s work is described as Mixed Media.
2016 AAF Bristol
2016 Featured artist in International Artist Magazine
2015 Edinburgh Art Fair
2015 AAF Battersea and Bristol
2014 AAF Bristol
2012 Group Exhibition Gallery Molino Hadriano, Competa, Spain
2012 International Art Festival, Marbella, Spain
2012 Group Exhibition Casa del Apero, Frigiliana, Spain