Born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Christina started drawing and painting at an early age. In the mid-sixties, while she was a student in Aberdeen, she was one of a small select group tutored privately by the late William Burns RSA (1921-72). He was a great encouragement to her, choosing one of her seascapes to hang in the college where it remained until the early seventies, and selecting another painting to take to an exhibition in Edinburgh.
During years of full-time teaching and family commitments both in the UK and USA she found time to attend life drawing sessions and other art classes and visit galleries. In the long summer vacations she usually had small solo or group exhibitions with other artists, notably in the Royal Street Art Gallery in Highland Village, in the Eudora Welty library in Jackson MS, and in The Potter's House Clinton. She retired to Glasgow in 2006 and now paints full-time. Now a member of the RGI, one of her paintings was selected for the annual Open in 2008. She loves visiting galleries, meeting other artists and just inhaling the beauty of Iand and sea, and the way light and weather dramatically change the mood of a scene. She paints in a dramatic free style with rich colour, texture and shapes to draw in the viewer to feel anew the wonders of creation.