Kristina Benson adopted the artist name of Isabella Kristina because it is her true spirit/soul name, and that is were her art comes from. She grew up in southern, California, where she studied Fine Art and Graphic Design. She moved to the mountains of Northern New Mexico after she had a vision of living in a beautiful high dessert.
~Over the years Isabella has created two distinct styles of painting, colorful acrylic paining and mixed media which she calls "Mysteries of Spirit". Her love of the beauty of the earth, the natural world, and animals are reflected in her colorful, spirited, symbolic art. Her paintings express the sacred inter-woven relationships in all of life that are not always seen, the connection and oneness between all living things.
In her whimsical mixed media artwork, Isabella expresses her deep love and kinship for animals, the southwest and nature. She believes that the animals and the earth itself have something to teach us about how to live. Her art reflects this inner-connection, dream realms, nature spirits, power animals and totems, mystical journeys and mysteries of spirit.
She intentionally uses bright color of acrylic medium, and believes in the power and influence of color to affect emotion and remembrance. Horses are also an important part of her life, and she enjoys sharing her life with them also. Each painting is unique, created with a positive intention of peace, love, healing and flow and are meant to reflect this positive vibration back to the world.