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Krista Schumacher - Biography
Krista Schumacher is an oil painter who currently lives and works in La Jolla, California. Schumacher was awarded Southwest Art Magazine's top 21 artists under the age of 31 and is the Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego 2018.
Schumacher was born in 1991 at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Growing up as a military brat, Schumacher moved every several years until her family settled along the beautiful Emerald Coast in Niceville, Florida.
Creativity became unbound at the age of 16, when Schumacher's mother took a painting class. Her mother had an innate, raw talent for painting. Eager to be like her mother, Krista wanted to try painting for herself. From the very moment she took a paintbrush in hand, Schumacher realized art was going to become her world.
Schumacher has developed a unique all-prima, contemporary abstract style. Her works are a reflection of a creative-driven spirit which seeks to experiment and explore the relationship of color, form, and texture. By applying large quantities of oil paint with palette knives, her pieces take on a multi-dimensional form filled with spontaneous texture and beautifully rich colors.
As an artist, Schumacher paints custom commissions, sells original pieces, and works as a freelance artist and educator.
Schumacher attended the University of Florida for her Bachelor's degree and is currently a graduate student in the School of Art + Art History.