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Born in 1985, Christina Steele grew up in Colorado. Being creatively inclined from the beginning, hardly a day of life passed without some form of artistic expression. She became very intentional about her artistic development at 12. After several difficult life experiences and numerous religious ventures, Christina had a dramatic conversion experience in 2001 in which she became a Christian. This dramatically changed the course of her art and life. Leaving Colorado following high school, she traveled to Missouri to attend Evangel University where she obtained a BFA. During those years she focused her attention on painting and incessant sketching. The sketching became equally as important as the paintings and the two gradually merged and are now both inseparable. Her content relies heavily on symbolism to tell stories. Finding depth, context, and art history invaluable, she will often quote and cite text and other artists in her images…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined July 6, 2008

Favorite materials

Sketchbooks and a ball point pen, Brushes, oil and acrylic paints, canvas, pointe shoes and dyes

About

Born in 1985, Christina Steele grew up in Colorado. Being creatively inclined from the beginning, hardly a day of life passed without some form of artistic expression. She became very intentional about her artistic development at 12. After several difficult life experiences and numerous religious ventures, Christina had a dramatic conversion experience in 2001 in which she became a Christian. This dramatically changed the course of her art and life. Leaving Colorado following high school, she traveled to Missouri to attend Evangel University where she obtained a BFA. During those years she focused her attention on painting and incessant sketching. The sketching became equally as important as the paintings and the two gradually merged and are now both inseparable. Her content relies heavily on symbolism to tell stories. Finding depth, context, and art history invaluable, she will often quote and cite text and other artists in her images. Her staple mediums are graphite, ink, oil and acrylic paint. A few of her greatest influences are Caravaggio, Thiebaud, Maxfield Parish, the Bauhaus artists, as well as her professors from college.

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With everything in me I believe that art is entirely relational. My greatest desire is to depict humanity in a way that would make us reconsider how we interact with every day life. We spend every moment of our lives entangled in a world around us. Art should serve the purpose of causing us to pause, view something abstracted from the “every-day,” and then return us to those entangled lives to evaluate what we’ve just seen in relation to the real world.

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