Christina Alford - The ArtistHey y'all!
My name is Christina Alford. I am an artist and musician, and have been a creative all my life.
Ever since I was little, I always had some musical instrument in my hands. By the time I was eight years old, my grandfather took me to local country music jam sessions. After seeing my interest in music, he took me to my first piano lessons, and I have not looked back.
I discovered that music was my passion and that I never wanted to stop learning. Ever since then, I have been playing gigs singing and playing my piano.
After several years of learning new musical instruments such as the ukulele and guitar, my creativity expanded into making artwork. I began playing with paints and canvases and exploring my new wave of creativity. During this time, my brother advised me that I should watch the famed television artist "Bob Ross".
I found his artwork at the age of fifteen and was truly taught the 'joy of painting'. Watching his hands and brushes as he created his masterpieces gave me the desire to try it for myself. After several weeks of watching his youtube videos, my father bought me one of his oil painting kits, and thus began my obsession with creating art.
I slowly detached myself from my early days of 'Bob Ross' paintings and developed my own style. Today, I create works of art that are filled with vibrant, bold, and lush color. Not only do I paint with bright and vivid colors, but I add a twist…..I don’t use any brushes!
Almost all of my current works are 100% finger paintings. When I tried this technique, I fell in love with it almost immediately. I could hold the paint in a way I never thought possible, and it allowed all of my colors to retain their vibrancy. Finger painting allowed me to blend the paint in such a way on canvas that a regular brush or palette knife could never blend.
Everything about this technique amazed me. Ever since I began finger painting a little over three years ago, I have created hundreds of finger paintings with the intense desire to learn as much as I can about this technique.
Currently, I am a junior at Delta State University, and I am majoring in Entertainment Industry Studies. After I complete my courses there, I plan to continue to work on my creative endeavors as well as enroll at Delta State University again to achieve my MBA.
As I continue along my creative journey, I am so excited for what’s coming soon. Take a look around and join the family!