Show Season is Approaching!
I’m fortunate to be able to show again in person after 2 long years!
I will be part of the Riverdale Art Walk on from June 18-19 at Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto. Praying for good weather and a great turnout.
In August I will be at the Buckhorn Arts Festival August 20-21.
Until then, I’m crazy busy in the studio preparing! Wishing you all a great spring!
See you soon!
Original Artwork & Giclees
If you want to acquire a Kristina Billinger original but would love one of your favourite scenes or memories in a size that’s perfect for you, we are happy to work with you to realize your vision.
Kristina will work with the client on sizing and subject matter and have the client select other works by Kristina that they admire. Kristina will produce a painting that is consistent with her style. We request a non-refundable deposit to cover artist’s costs although the client is under no obligation to purchase the final painting. If the client declines the painting, it will go into Kristina’s gallery for sale.
I paint the places I’ve been and the sights I’ve seen. I grew up camping most summer weekends, sometimes in remote areas of the province, and I developed a love for our great Canadian landscape and its variety of trees, rocks and bodies of water. It’s these elements that inspire me to capture Canada’s beauty on canvas. Although largely self taught, I have been helped by many great Canadian artists including Gordon Harrison, Philip Craig and Marissa Sweet.
I started out painting in acrylics at a local community center and was asked to join a group of artists, now known as the Sweet Art Group of Artistis (SAGA), to share ideas and painting approaches. It wasn’t until I took a course with renowned Canadian Landscape artist Gordon Harrison, that I fell in love with oil paints and I haven’t looked back. I use oil for all my paintings and generally use a gallery canvas that I wash and block in with acrylics and ink. My favourite part of the creative process is the initial sketch I do on the canvas. While many artists forego this step and directly apply paint, I find the sketching process allows me to move from a photo to canvas and select the elements I want to include in the painting. I find this stage to be the most intimate of the end-to-end process and I often leave the sketched canvases for long periods of time to enjoy before the paint is applied.
My hope is that my art reminds people of childhood places visited, fun filled family vacations or favourite peaceful moments alone hiking or canoeing. I’m a true believer that everyone should own an original piece of art, no matter how small, how simple or how inexpensive. Having an original piece of art, created with love from someone’s hands that captures a thought, a feeling or a moment in time allows us to escape to our memories or our thoughts each time we look at it. It brings the great Canadian outdoors inside our homes and our lives.
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
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