Christa J. Winters
I have never really been good at describing in words exactly where my art comes from or the meaning that lies beneath it. I rarely plan any part of my journey other then to have a specific piece of music that seems to be calling out to me play loudly throughout my studio.
That is when all my thinking stops and something else takes over.
My mind becomes quiet and nothing else seems to exist other then the colors, texture and some deep part inside needing to be freed. The music that envelops me while painting acts like a corridor to some hidden room inside myself helping me to find and open the door. When each piece is finished I can only say that on some level, the artwork that reflects back, tells me that I have traveled somewhere new and helps me to have better understanding of myself.
I do not hold an art degree, rather I am self taught and have been painting ever since I was a young girl although I did not indulge myself completely until I became a stay at home mom. I love to use vibrant colors and almost always, each piece is made up of layers upon layers of individual paintings that together in the end, become one with each other. I am moved deeply when another person falls in love with one of my creations and can connect to it. It is the biggest compliment of all.
Besides my thirst to create new artwork my other passions lie in music jam sessions, latin dancing, interior design and my two always inspiring teenage children.