About

Artist’s Bio

 

Christina Ridgeway with her painting "The Defiant"Christina Ridgeway (formally Christina Lank) was born in Maryland, USA just outside of Washington D.C. As a child she was constantly drawing, in particular making picture books. Getting in trouble for drawing on desks instead of paying attention in class and covering her bedroom walls in doodles was common practice!
Despite being very active in art classes up until her senior year, she moved to Berlin, Germany at the age of 18 and spent the next few years traveling Europe.
By the end when she reached Sweden she decided it was time to begin painting again – as an artist never feels content or whole unless they are creating!
She still resides in southern Sweden with her family painting with  oils telling stories in solitary pictures with which she now shares with the world. She is also now attending the Swedish Academy of Realist Art until 2020 to hone her skills and craft.

 

Artist’s Statement

 
I believe that art is the purest form of expression. A painting is more than just beauty and more than just poetry – it is the ultimate embodiment of the artist’s mind and soul. When I create work from this sacred place, you are seeing an entire conversation I am having between myself and the world. I invite you to be a part of that conversation!

When creating a piece, it is like creating a child. Thought, research, contemplation and even intuition go into telling a story. I am inspired by all that happens around me – from scenes in nature, tv shows, books to world events. Like a dream is your sub conscious processing your daily life, so is my art work.

I want to leave the strings of my visual creations open to allow the viewer to step in and create their own meanings and interpretations. I want my art to become personal to you where you have that feeling of “ah-ha…. someone else gets how I felt at that very moment.” Art can be therapy, healing, peace, understanding and empathy. I want to create pieces which have an emotional and narrative core so I may speak with you, my beautiful audience, in the purest way possible.

 

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