Her sensitive approach gives the viewer a strong sense that there is an emotional bond between artist and subject, an affection and admiration which is manifest in every brushstroke. The works are powerful and impressive, but most of all, they are captivating, drawing us in to share a moment with some of the most beautiful wild animals on the planet.
With a style rooted in both traditional tenets and contemporary interpretation, Krisztina is often described as a realist, and she demonstrates a close attention to detail in a bid for exceptional authenticity. She harnesses those magical qualities unique to her medium of oils which bestow a luminous and living quality on each piece. There is always atmosphere, a strong sense of three dimensional space, and an expressive vitality to each painting; these elements combines to create a sense of a whole living and breathing subject on the canvas.
She says: “I find it fascinating and enormously rewarding to paint wildlife, and feel very privileged to have the opportunity. Not only are these creatures incredibly beautiful to look at, they are also hugely vulnerable, and becoming more and more so as an increasing number of species becomes endangered. When I paint one of these portraits, I always hope that it will connect people with wildlife, and serve as a reminder of the importance of these animals to our planet, our environment and our future.”
Krisztina is a keen wildlife photographer and paints from her own photographs in the studio. She has spent many years developing her realistic style which brings these majestic creatures to life on the canvas. Detailed and arresting, her animal portraits are painted against very simple but textured backgrounds, so that the viewer will not be distracted and feels the full force of the personality of each charismatic subject.
Born in Hungary, Krisztina travelled extensively before settling in the South West of England 20 years ago. As part of her work as an artist, she is involved with a number of charities including the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the WESC Foundation (Specialist Centre for visual impairment).
Krisztina’s work has been recognised with some impressive awards including both the Norah Pearse Award and the Channel View Cup in 2018. In 2019, she was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition.
“I strive to create something that inspires others to appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Art is a wonderful, diverse and infinitely colourful world in which both the creator and the viewer are in perfect harmony. I'm very happy to be a part of it and feel that every one of my paintings represents a part of my soul.”