CHRISTI ANNE ABRAHAM
Christi Anne Abraham. Installation View. 2023. Visual Arts Mississauga
Christi Anne Abraham. Allan's Hummingbird. 2021. Watercolour and Mixed Media. 8 x 10
Christi Anne Abraham. Barn Owl. 2021. Watercolour and Mixed Media. 9 x12
Christi Anne Abraham. Maratus Volans Peacock Spider. 2023. Watercolour and Mixed Media. 5 x 7
Christi Anne Abraham. Flamingo Tongue Snail. 2023. Watercolour and Mixed Media. 8 x 10
Christi Anne Abraham. Maratus Speciosus Peacock Spider. Watercolour and Mixed Media. 5 x 7
Growing up near a rain-forest, and helping my father show tourists the coral reefs of Trinidad and Tobago, I quickly became obsessed with all the fishes, birds, and beetles in my backyard. My passion for nature has led me to explore the beauty of these creatures through an artistic lens. I use neon watercolour paint, white acrylic paint, colour pencil and ink to capture each tiny detail, showcasing the unique characteristics, from the vibrant colors and patterns of the peacock spiders and the flamingo tongue worm, to the delicate feathers of a barn owl and hummingbird. As an artist, I want to shine a light on a diverse and complex world we often overlook or can't even see. I hope my paintings can inspire others to take action to protect and preserve nature for future generations.
The Alligator's Apology. Written by Dela Muhundarajah and Illustrated by Christi Anne Abraham
Christi Anne Abraham. Rough Drafts and Orginal Paintings for The Alligator's Apology. 2022. Watercolour on Sketchbook.
Christi Anne Abraham is a self-taught Caribbean Canadian artist who uses acrylic, watercolour, and digital media to create nature illustrations and fine art. Christi is a muralist for Mississauga Arts Council, the illustrator of 'The Alligator’s Apology' written by Dela Muhundarajah, a resident emerging artist and art instructor at Visual Arts Mississauga, and a member of SONSI. Christi is also a Mississauga Arts Awards Finalist in the Traditional Visual Arts - Emerging category.
You can find one of her paintings at the 'Art a la carte' Exhibit in the The Legislative Assembly of Ontario building until August 30th 2023, as well as the 'Why Do You Create?' Exhibit in VAM until June 30th 2023.