Cristina Acosta creates her original paintings in series. A classically trained artist, she is at home in most paint mediums, working in; oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen, pencil, ink, charcoal and mixed media. Her art work is consistently figurative and richly textured across the variety of series she has created. Originals or prints are available of the images you see. There are many additional images in each series that are also available.
Contact Cristina to purchase original art, order a giclee print or to license her images for reprint or products.
2015 New Paintings: Woodland, Desert, Ocean.
Cristina has lived her life in the three major climate zones of the West Coast; the beach, the mountains and the desert. Living close to nature has defined her life. Cristina interwove the climate zones and her life experience into her new series. She designed these images to work together singly or in larger groupings to create diptychs, triptychs and murals. Contact Cristina to purchase these original paintings. Paintings are mixed media on hardwood panels. Prices range from under $500 (the 10″ birds) to $3,800 (for the 36″ square large animals). The actual price varies for each image. Copyrights are retained by the artist. Licensing rights are available.
Spanish Hacienda Style Contemporary Retablos and Ex-votos of La Conquistadora and Guadalupe
Cristina paints her very personal series of retablos (New Mexican altars) inspired by the traditions of her Hispanic and American Indian ancestors. She considers these altars to be personal meditations and has created them as she is inspired to do so over a span of twenty years. These retablo altars are antique wood panels painted with oils and encaustic paints, embellished with antique ceramic tile mosaic, 22 kt. gold, sterling silver and copper metal leaf. Prices for these original paintings range from $2,800 for 18″ x 22″ retablos to $18,000 for 58″ x 42″ retablos. Copyrights are retained by the artist. Licensing and reprint rights are available.
Cristina’s Paint Happy series, painted from 1996 to about 2010. Cristina’s book, Paint Happy! ©2002, ©2004 North Light Books.
Cristina’s Paint Happy series is whimsical, colorful and fun. Flowers, fruits and stars swirl through the air around objects, figures twirl and spin, a cacophony of color and movement reigns. You can purchase or commission Cristina to create your Paint Happy original art or you can buy her book, Paint Happy, and try making your own painting! It’s as fun as it looks! Some originals are available. Sold images are available as prints. Originals are available for $1,800.00. Copyrights are retained by the artist. Licensing rights are available.
Cristina studied printmaking for a few years at Atelier 6000 in Bend, Oregon. She loves creating painterly monotypes in a stream-of-conscious style. No pre-planning or drawing, just pigment, a plate and a press. It’s a beautiful way to spend a few hours. And sometimes, Cristina likes what she paints (it’s not always that way). Selected original monotypes are of various sizes on Rives BFK 100% Cotton paper. Prices vary. For example, Numinous Moon is $1,800.00. Coyote Dancing is $2,800.00. Copyrights are retained by the artist. Licensing rights are available.