Christa has been a full time artist since 1986. Her artistic achievements have included mastering watercolors, pastels and oils. She is also known throughout the U.S. for her hand-colored etchings from zinc plates and her serigraph prints - many in poster form exclusively created for customers from Prince Rupert, Canada to Seal Beach, California.
She has had over 100 exhibitions and solo shows in at least 35 galleries. At this time her original paintings are available only through her studio-gallery on Lopez Island. Her prints and paintings are held in private and corporate collections. Her pastels have been in several art magazines and publications.
To date Christa has painted over 1,530 original images, many of them commissioned paintings, portraits of children, of dogs and cats and of special vistas and homes and gardens.
Northwest newspapers have written articles about her art and her uniquely "green" living and working space surrounded by extensive gardens and ponds. Over the years she participated in several art invitationals at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Bellingham Art Museum and the San Juan Island Art Museum. She has been designing the yearly poster for the famous "Tour de Lopez" since 2004 and together with her husband arranges the very successful "Lopez Island Artist Studio Tour" every autumn for the last 14 years. She is also a founding member of the "Lopez Artist Guild".
In 2010 she was chosen to display 10 of her paintings for a year-long solo show at the historical Governor's Mansion in Olympia, Washington.