Artist Statement

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

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 process and the myriad of reflection from her customer base.

As a child of the 70's Cristina has held fond memories, pride, and love for her home town of Santa Cruz. She is a Mother of 4 children, ages 37-18, Grandmother of 2, 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 art native to the community of Santa Cruz, I hope you will appreciate my work.

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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