Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Crista began painting in oils in 1989 under the instruction of John Phillip Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ. She graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2000, receiving a Bachelors's of fine arts painting, and in 2003, she received a Master's Degree in Fine arts Painting from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art.
And that's a wrap! After five days of painting we have over 100 pieces of art by the nineteen juried artists - and we're happy to announce the awards for this year!
We're already on day four of Paint Annapolis and artists are working on final pieces while trying to decide what should hang for awards. Check out all the art from today and all days of Paint Annapolis here. New art from will show up online every day so check back and see what 80 artists have been painting in and around this beautiful historic city.