Self-taught fine artist Chrissy Pena, born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx has explored the beauty of life against all odds. Pena, who first started sketching and painting canvases in 2004, is inspired by many loves, including music, photography, people and, most importantly, her faith. Her playful use of colors give every piece of artwork its own rhythm and story. She utilizes bold lines to emphasize movement and emotion. Chrissy quotes ' In whatever direction it moves it's always my hope that it will touch, uplift and ignite something in the observer.'
Chrissy is also a member of RAW natural born artist NYC.
Bronx Music Heritage Center Bronx, NY - March 2013
City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE). 20-piece framed pastel art installation - Dec. 2013
Her work has been featured at the two Rawartists.org events in New York and at an event at the Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in Yonkers.