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CADYVILLE, NY, United States

Quick Blurb

Christina Kester works primarily in traditional mediums using Celtic and Medieval themes, pulling from nature and culture


Painting, drawing, illustration, pyrography, woodworking, literature, history, archaeology, science fiction, fantasy

Skills and Techniques

acrylic, watercolor, pencil drawing, pyrography, digital

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Get to Know

Art is intimately human. It crosses cultural boundaries and transcends time. Sometimes my art is a meditation. Each line takes me closer to serenity. Other times it is a celebration of the past. Every color, every shade an homage to our ancestors. In my work, I aim to find connections between past and present, the natural and unnatural. My work often includes elements from different cultures and utilizes historic styles. My current influences include Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints, Art Nouveau (particularly Aubrey Vincent Beardsley), and Native American art. I have been painting most of my life, but it was not until recently that I stumbled upon pyrography and realized that it was a perfect match to my designs. I love the character and earthy feel that the wood adds to my work. The fact that my finished pieces can be used either as decorative art or as functional items also appeals to me. All of my pyrography is hand done. I use a Colwood Detailer with replaceable tips. My designs are all hand drawn either directly on the piece or on paper then transferred. This means that every piece is unique, even the ones that have designs that I reuse. I am located in Plattsburgh, NY and I work out of my home. For more information about me and my art please visit my blog

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