From New Zealand to Wales, and everywhere in between, palette knife oil painter, Krista Schumacher, explores the diversity of landscapes that surround us. Last summer, Schumacher asked her Instagram and Facebook followers to submit a photo of a landscape that is special to them. Using her followers' photos as inspiration, Schumacher captured the energy and beauty of each vista using only a palette knife and oil paint.

Being an artist is about paying attention to the beauty around you, and interpreting and expressing the beauty in your own unique way. By channeling social media relationships, Schumacher was able to turn her creative process into a two-way street. Each follower who submitted a chosen photo was gifted a print of the final painting. Through this project, Schumacher hoped to simply make one's typical scenery feel like a masterpiece.


Krista Schumacher is an oil painter based in La Jolla, CA.  Schumacher was awarded top 21 artists under the age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine.

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