My Jury Experience

Capturing Canada’s raw beauty in an idealistic representational style

Original Artwork & Giclees

Original Artwork

My original landscape paintings are created using artist quality oils on archival museum grade canvas stretched on 1 1/2” stretcher bars (gallery canvases).  Each piece is varnished to keep the colours vibrant and protect the work from ultraviolet light.  

Each piece is signed on the front and back of the artwork.

My paintings are framed with a 2” espresso wood frame (also available in black finish) to complement the painting.  Paintings are available without framing upon request.

All artwork, original or giclee, are subject to Copyright©️Kristina Billinger 2020.

Available Original Artwork

Giclee Prints

Giclee is a term used for a fine art digital print made on inkjet printers.  Giclees are more expensive to reproduce than a bulk print lithography and are of much higher quality.  Giclees are printed with a microscopic sized dot pattern allowing for virtual continuous tone printing which produces the highest quality print.  

Giclees come in Limited and Open Editions and are marked as such on the shopping page.  The Limited Edition giclees are printed on archival museum grade canvas using the Epson High Dynamic Range Ultrachrome pigment based inks resulting in a print that is rated for over 100 years normal use without any fading.  Each print is mounted on wooden stretcher bards 1 1/2” thick.  There is a 2” mirrored pattern around the outside of each print which makes framing optional.

All artwork, original or giclee, are subject to Copyright©️Kristina Billinger 2020.

Available Giclees


Contact Kristina

About Kristina

Artist Statement:

I have traveled extensively throughout North and South America, but it is the beautiful landscape of the Canadian Sheild and remote areas of Ontario that ignites my passion for painting vistas of lakes, trees, and rocks.  My appreciation for art started early in life and has developed into a passion of self-study, through courses and mentorships with well known Canadian and American artists.  Painting exclusively in oil, my idealistic representational landscapes evoke a calm reflectiveness in the viewer as if being present in the painting.  I believe my art allows the viewer to escape their hectic lifestyle and bring the great Canadian outdoors inside their home.

Artist Bio:

Kristina paints inspiring vistas she experiences travelling and is particularly drawn to islands and peninsulas that indicate some secret spot beyond.  The spirituality of a morning sunrise with the reflection of trees and rocks on the water catches her eye as does a peaceful, almost mysterious misty view that makes Kristina want to take a closer look.  

It’s important for Kristina to see the details of her subject, as if to understand the soul of it before she decides on the composition.  The temperature outside, the smell of the air, the feel of the wind are elements Kristina engrains in her memory.  She revisits her reference photos many times before starting a piece all the while sketching, cropping, and doing value studies.  She remembers how it felt to be in that spot at that point in time.  

Using traditional oils, Kristina applies several layers of washes and transparent colour to ensure she captures the light and dark areas on the canvas.  By using gestural marks and building layers of medium mixed paint, Kristina can build depth into her paintings at a fairly rapid rate.  Her brush strokes become finer as the finish approaches.  Some areas of lesser focus have less detail and reflect a more impressionist style.  Kristina works in a variety of formats but prefers gallery canvas for her finished pieces.  A large portion of her work includes a square format which she believes helps frame scenes and narrow the focal point. 

Kristina has evolved as an artist, starting out with a much more impressionist approach and developing a more realistic style.  However, she will never think she has arrived at the end state.  Rather, her painting is a practice, an artistic evolution, and an unending journey.  It’s Kristina’s hope that her memories will live on in the pieces she’s created.  Her objective for the viewer is to capture the emotional response she had when she first experienced that view.  Perhaps in 100 years someone will say, “I want to go there!”

Galleries Carrying Kristina’s Work

Kristina has partnered with Chris Hamlin at The Art Shop in Lakefield, Ontario to showcase a large collection of Kristina’s work.  

Please visit The Art Shop at
33 Queen Street, Lakefield, Ontario

or call Chris at 705-652-1321

Note:  Kristina’s artwork can be purchased through her website or through The Art Shop.



Buckhorn Arts Festival - August 19-20

SAGA Group Show - It's Hip to be Square - A Square Foot Show with the Sweet Art Group of Artists - September 11-24, 2023 at Boynton House, 1300 Elgin Mills Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Oshawa Art Association Fall Art Show - October 14-15 at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road, Oshawa, Ontario


OAA 54th Annual Juried Art Show May 5-22

Riverdale Art Walk 2022 - June 18-19

Buckhorn Art Festival - August 13-14

SAGA Group Show - Memories - Opening Day September 24, 2022

Oshawa Art Association - Fall Art Festival - October 15 & 16

Pineridge Arts Council- Fall Juried Show November 3, 2022


Sunshine & Summertime Solo Show - July 1 - Sept 6

The Holiday On-line Art Sale - Bowmanville Rotary and OAA Fundraiser - November 2020

Solo Show - June 2020

Riverdale Artwalk On-Line Show - Jun 6-30

Raw Artists of Canada - National Arts Drive - June 20

OAA Spring Show - Cancelled due to COVID

OAA Juried - Cancelled due to COVID

OAA - Bomanville Rotoary On-line Art Show - Nov-Dec 2020

SAGA Group Show - Memories - Cancelled due to COVID

Busy in the studio working on commissions and toward 2021 shows


Oshawa Art Association 51st Annual Juried Show - Winner of People’s Choice Award

Oshawa Art Association Spring Show

Oshawa Art Association Fall Show

Whitby Juried Show - Whitby Rotary Club - July 12-13

Buckhorn Arts Festival - August 17-18

Station Gallery Juried Show - December 18 - January 12

Artist’s Network Holiday Smalls Show - December-January