Christine Jaksy

Chicago, USA

Digital artist & Painter

Nature, spirituality, and vibrant color intuitively flow and grace freely from my essence and being to create abstract, organic, and realistic images.  Creating and sharing art surrounds me in thanksgiving and gratitude, and it continually reminds me that Life is a Gift.

Christine Jaksy – A multi-faceted artist!

Christine blends elaborate colors and shapes into coherent pictures, virtual dreamscapes, and mesmerizing abstracts. But they are all enthralling displays of beauty, emanating from her heart. Her imagination seems endless as she manipulates common visions of nature into exciting and refreshing stimuli for the senses. Her leaves; her trees; her butterflies and birds; all seem to take on a life of their own through overlapping, almost three-dimensional visualizations. Christine dabbles in oils, acrylics, watercolors, abstracts, digital art, even graphic designs and web creations.

At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?

I was about 5 or 6 years old when I realized I was an artist.  I used to sit in the back area of our family-owned business and create: drawings, paintings, 3-D objects, clothing, jewelry, whatever came to mind!

What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?

I built a house for squirrels out of cardboard and painted it pretty bright colors.  I was about 5 or 6 years old.

Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?

I have been inspired by artists, Sandro Botticelli, Salvador Dali, and Michelangelo, and photographers, Ansel Adams, Herb Ritts, and Patrick Demarchelier.

How would you describe your artistic style?

My artistic style consists of expressionism, representational, nature, spiritual, abstract, geometric/op-art, patterns, utilizing painting with acrylics, oils, water colors, digital, mixed media, and photography, and combinations of these.  

When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?

My first sale was of an abstract oil painting.  I felt happy that something I created made a married couple pleased and excited to decorate their home with my art.  There was a sense of giving and sharing a part of my essence with them because I put my heart and soul into my artwork.

What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?

In my workstyle I tend to focus on one painting at a time, but then tend to create a couple of works at a time with digital/computer art.

How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?

I feel like I am flooded with ideas for creating art.  I get inspired to create art by something someone might say, by an experience in life, by nature, by love, by life’s suffering, by acts of kindness, by images that catch my eye.

Tell us a bit about your personal life ...

Family and friendships are very important to me and highly valued in my life, as is my faith and spirituality.  I love dogs and I advocate for animals.  I am also an advocate for patient’s rights, as I am also a professional hospice and hospital chaplain.

Nature, spirituality, and vibrant color intuitively flow and grace freely from my essence and being to create abstract, organic, and realistic images.  Creating and sharing art surrounds me in thanksgiving and gratitude, and it continually reminds me that Life is a Gift.

A few pieces from Christine Jaksy’s gallery

Tiny Leaves, Marriage

Sacred Leaf Blue