The University of Southern California and the University of Washington provided Christina with some of her art training, the rest she developed or studied on her own. Christina works in watercolors, oil pastels and oil painting and, for the past fifteen years, acrylic paints. Discovering oil is much easier than acrylic to achieve results, but more difficult to work with in enclosed environments, she created her own style of use with acrylics that mimics oil painting to some degree. Other characteristics of her art is she uses color to define space and move the eye. Mixing two dimensional with three dimensional effects, Christina uses forms that bounces colors off each other and imbues it with personality, using negative space to enchant and mesmerize the viewer. Pablo Picasso is Christina's favorite artist and from which she learned about line. Picasso did extensive line drawings which has influenced Christina's art the most although the viewer probably would not see it. She uses line to describe the theme, much like the alphabet describes our language. "There is a magical element in art, one that cannot be learned but arrives on its own. Usually this involves taking risks and listening to what the canvas reveals with its colors, forms and lines." Christina has been juried into some of the most prestigious art festivals in the country and has won many awards along with 1st Place in painting.