about the artist

Christina was raised in Atascadero, California. She is the daughter of prominent Atascadero artist George Asdel and Marriage Family Counselor and Art Therapist Kathleen Asdel. Christina was surrounded by art throughout her childhood and showed an early enthusiasm for creating in its many forms. 

Christina graduated from San Jose State University with a double major in Studio Art (emphasis in oil painting) and Art History. She is fascinated by history and the art movements of the past. 

Christina recently moved back to the Central Coast from San Jose with her husband Brian and their young son. Brian teaches elementary special education in Paso Robles and is extremely supportive of Christina's art career. He even plans to make a hobby of constructing her canvases and frames . . . when his workshop is not utterly consumed with projects for their new home!