"I strive to create the same energy within my paintings as these lively places and animals have already within themselves."
- Christina Leone
I live and paint in Abington, Pennsylvania. The energy of life is what drives me to create my paintings. My work is a compilation of landscape paintings and pet portraits. I strive to create the same energy within my paintings as these lively places and animals have already within themselves. I strive to enhance the color, light, and space of the scene with an inventive aspect added to my paintings.
It is more about the paint rather than just painstakingly copying every leaf or blade of grass in my landscapes and every whisker or piece of fur in my pet portraits. We have technology to take perfectly depicted photographs but I strive to create a version of those images to express a feeling of its energy, which is my way of appreciating the life around me.
Christina Leone is a Montgomery County based painter who grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Abington, PA. In the beginning of her college years, she studied at Montgomery County Community College for the first two years and then transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she graduated with her BFA in painting. She has exhibited in group shows at both schools as a start to her career as a fine artist.