Artist Statement

Artist Cristina Sayers is a self educated visual inspired artist, often transforming familiar images into an expression of art. Cristina’s art is inspired by historical images, primary colors, elements of nature, sea, and satire.

Her artistic satisfaction is found by creating the appearance of depth and definition within her photomontage/collage. She achieves this effect by using layers of paper, repetitive patterns, and distressed application of *acrylic paint. *Mixed/Medida/*Photomontage/*Collage /*Abstract works therefore take on a multidimensional appearance which resembles various colors and textures. Within these art creations are her vision of Santa Cruz, as artistic expression.

She delights in the creation process and the myriad of reflection from her customer base.

Born and raised among the waves in Santa Cruz, during the Summer of Love, Cristina is a child of the 70's. Growing up among the hay day of Santa Cruz in it’s truest form of self expression & freedom. She has fond memories, pride, and love for her hometown of Santa Cruz. She was fortunate to be able to raise all 4 of her children here, ages 37-18. She is a  Grandmother of 3, wife of Man Cub, avid animal lover, and supporter/volunteer at Santa Cruz Animal Shelter.

If you are seeking a touch of quirky, colorful, tongue -n-cheek nostalgic art native to the community of Santa Cruz, I hope you will appreciate my work.

Exhibiting in “ALL MIXED UP” a Mixed Media Invitational Exhibit @ Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center 9341 Mill St. Ben Lomond.

Exhibit is online and in Gallery August 18-September 25, 2021 -

First Friday reception 9/3/2021 4pm-8pm

Happy and excited to announce I will be part of Santa Cruz Open Studios 2021 in Aptos October 2 & 3 as well as participating in encore weekend October 16 & 17.

During this heighten time of safety during the Delta Variant of COVID-19, I will be hosting Open Studio 2021 literally in the open air of my front porch.

Everyone is encouraged to visit  -I am vaccinated and boosted!

Need a commissioned piece of Art? I do that!

I will do my best to meet and carry out your vision- however, I do ask for Artist freedom and 4 weeks of creativity to complete. You can see my commissioned pieces here titled Margaret loved Magnificently and Sink or Swim.

Look For Aptos Art Garage during seasonal Pop Ups @ PVAC, Santa Cruz Makers Market, and Found Art Collective. I enjoyed meeting (face to face) collectors and will continue participating in local Art Markets as my schedule allows.

My Summer Roll Out Series has been selected to be exhibited May 20-July 22, 2022 @ The Santa Cruz County Government Center 1st floor 701 Ocean St. Santa Cruz.

There will be a First Friday reception June 3, 2022 @ TBA

Will be update exhibit schedule monthly.

Private Studio Visits Welcome!

Visit my self titled studio, Aptos Art Garage!

I do ask for a 24 hour notice for studio visits.

Please contact directly @

by text: 831-419-8468


Viewing hours: Wednesday - Sunday 9am-3pm

Evening and Sunday hours upon request

I do practice social distancing & masks are required during studio visits.

*Abstract art- Is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use of shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

-Wassily Kandinsky

*Acrylic Painting- Is a fast drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion and plasticizers, silicones, defamers, stabilizers, metal soaps. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water resistant when dry

*Collage - Is a piece of art that incorporates a variety of materials. It often involves gluing things like paper, cloth, or found objects onto a canvas or board and incorporating that onto a painting or composition. The exclusive use of photos in collage is called Photomontage.

*Mixed Media - In visual art, mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood, and found objects.

*Photomontage - By definition, photomontage is a combination of several shots joined together for artistic effect or to show more of the subject than can be shown in a single artwork.



Aptos Art Garage 2200 Wallace Avenue, Aptos, CA, USA

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