I paint wildlife with watercolor and ink with brush. My inspiration is a certain indefinable quality of light in the eye. I strive to reveal an elusive deep connection with every animal I paint in hopes that others will feel the connection and be inspired to support wildlife conservation. 


I was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1988. In 2011, I graduated from the College of Charleston. Six months later, I attended Charleston's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Later that year, I attended Georgia's Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival.  I continued down that path for four years. National exposure of two dog portraits in HGTV's Kiawah Dream Home created a demand for my dog portraits.


In 2015, I moved to Boston where I paint wildlife and focus on my online gallery. I have added abstracts to my collections. Abstracts are a playful respite from my detailed wildlife portraits.


Please feel free to contact me with questions and comments. I offer my art three ways: Commissions, Original Paintings, and Products bearing my designs.


See my originals in person at Antiques of South Windermere in Charleston, SC. If you would like to see an original that you saw on my website in person, we can make an appointment to meet at Antiques of South Windermere.


Lust for Wildlife is my products brand name. Shop Lust for Wildlife products on my website at christinahewson.com. Products include prints, totes, hoodies, long sleeve fitted tees, cellphone cases, etc. I support wildlife with my products.