Hello, I’m Cristina. I’m a 50-something artist, photographer, writer, and teacher in love with creativity, visual storytelling, flowers, simplicity, and slow living.
I’m an introvert and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), and when I’m not creating something you can usually find me curled up on the sofa reading a good book, pottering around the garden, or walking in the woods.
When I was 11 years old I dreamed of being an artist, living in England (I’m Italian) or in a light-filled attic in Paris, painting the day away – very bohemian and somewhat clichéd, I know!
I’ve lived in Italy, Ireland, and England, and now I’m in France, in the beautiful Limousin area, with my husband and our two feline companions.
I have a background in interior design, and my work gradually evolved into interior styling, until I finally combined two of my passions – creating vignettes and taking photographs – into a new career.
I adore flowers, all things botanical, the seasons, slow living, books, and tea. I take my photographs in natural light, to create images that feel authentic, evoke emotions, and tell stories. Photography for me is all about transforming one moment in time to tell a whole story – visual storytelling.
Last year I followed my heart and decided to go back to painting, something I loved as a child. I took up art journalling to follow my bliss and experiment with new techniques – a perfect playground to focus on the creative process, with no expectations and no limitations.
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