Kathy + Krista Schumacher are a mother-daughter duo who both are professional oil painters.  Their mother-daughter bond is infectious, and their hyper-positivity and energy is evident in their palette knife oil paintings. Even though miles apart, with Kathy based in Destin, FL, and Krista based in La Jolla, CA, they continuously collaborate and exhibit together. With a growing collector base across the United States and internationally, this mother-daughter team is one to watch. 

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Kathy and Krista Schumacher are mother-daughter artists who specialize in palette knife oil painting. When they paint, they use only knives and their instincts. A paintbrush gives an artist control, but with a palette knife, they are able to stay loose, merging colors and sculpting wet paint into a dynamic final product. They embrace the spontaneity of the palette knife and their works are energetic, majestic, and captivating from any angle.

Kathy lives and works in Niceville, FL, a small town on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. Kathy was raised in Beloit, WI, and after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, moved around the world as an Air Force spouse. After raising two children, Krista and Kyle, Kathy focused full-time on art. Her subject matter is diverse, and includes animals, landscapes, people, and, most notably, her dynamic florals. Her work is exhibited at several art shows throughout the country and galleries. 


Krista lives and works in La Jolla, CA. After graduating from the University of Florida, Krista joined Teach For America in San Antonio, TX. She then moved back to Niceville, FL to teach art full-time for the local school district, while continuing to paint on the side. When Krista and her husband, Ben, moved to La Jolla two years ago, Krista decided to focus full-time on painting, releasing her first complete palette knife collection in 2018. Krista was named Top 21 Artists Under the Age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine and is the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and does the artwork for Ligne Roset La Jolla. Her subject matter primarily focuses on abstracts and landscapes.

For both Kathy and Krista, public response to their art has exceeded their dreams. In 2019, Ferrari of San Diego hosted their first ever mother-daughter exhibition. They have made a career out of their passion, love what they do, and revel in seeing their art bring joy to others. They have collectors throughout the world. As their unique palette knife style is gaining recognition, Kathy and Krista are grateful to have each other to share in this journey.

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