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Krista Schumacher is a professional oil painter and owner of Krista Schumacher Art Gallery in La Jolla, CA. Her palette knife paintings take on a multi-dimensional form and are easily recognized for their use of heavy-texture and bold colors to emphasize nature’s spontaneity and beauty in a modern, abstract way. 

Growing up as a military brat, Schumacher moved often until her family settled in Niceville, FL. At 16, Krista’s interest in art began when her mother took a painting class. Eager to be just like her mother, Krista started her art journey. 

Krista received her graduate degree from the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida. She joined Teach for America and initially pursued a career in art education.

When Krista moved to La Jolla in 2017, she decided to focus full-time on painting, releasing her debut palette knife collection. Schumacher has received numerous awards including Southwest Art Magazine's "Top 21" and was the Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego. She has collaborated with numerous corporations including Ferrari, Paramount Studios, and Hilton. In 2021, she opened Krista Schumacher Art Gallery, and two years later, her gallery was voted
 "Best Art Gallery in La Jolla" by the La Jolla Light.

Her hyper-positivity and vivacious energy shine through in each of her paintings. Connecting her lifelong love for the ocean and her unique palette knife style, the results are truly dynamic contemporary coastal landscapes. With a large collector base across the United States and internationally, Krista Schumacher revels in seeing her art bring joy to others.


Recently crowned Art San Diego's Launchpad Artist, La Jolla-based creative Krista Schumacher is one to watch. Known for experimenting with form and texture created through her unique palette knife style, she varies color in each work to juxtapose the city grays and blacks, desert earth tones and iconic ocean landscapes that are unique to the West Coast.   



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