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Meet Christina Leal

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Leal.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I struggled a lot to find my calling in the illustration world, but after close friends of mine came to me with an idea for a portrait of their beloved cat, my animal portrait career kicked off into high gear. For the past two years, I’ve painted many animal portraits, often including landscapes, as well as portraits. It feels amazing to be able to say I have officially found my true calling in the illustration world, bringing smiles to the faces of many people across the United States!

Please tell us about your art.
My favorite mediums to work with are Oil and Acrylic and I occasionally make artwork digitally. I am most well known for my pet portraits of beloved furry friends, but I enjoy painting portraits of all, as well as landscapes. I build my own canvases to the clients’ liking, and together we come up with the ideal painting for their home. My ultimate goal is that whatever I create will give my client a smile or laugh!

Laughing is healthy for the mind and soul, and what better way to do it than through a painting that they help me to create for them? I like to hear what they have in mind and then add a few more touches to it to make it as personable as possible. My work is a blend of realism with a dash of a cartoon to encourage the world to smile more!

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
If I had to give advice to any other artist, it would be, no matter what anyone tells you never give up on your dreams to be the artist your heart desires.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can find my pictures and videos of my work on Instagram @canvas_makeover. If anyone would like to show support check out my work on Instagram, follow and share with a friend you know might like a painting of their furry friend.

You may also find my work hanging at the Optometry office of Dr. Delilah Neiman at Southwest Vision in Austin Texas. You can also find my paintings at the Famous G6 Studios in Houston Texas.

I have one published children’s book located on Amazon called “Gnorman The Gnorwegian Gnome: Hope for the Gnew year.” By Jim Prock.

You can find my second book on called “The World Famous Inanimates!” By Guillermo Machado.

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Christina Leal

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