About The Artist  

Cristina Recto-Hansen


 Cristina Recto-Hansen has been drawing and painting for so  long as she could remember as a young child. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts  and  her works have always focused on realism and stylized depictions of nature landscapes, seascapes and fantasy art. Her favorite  subjects are women and children, flowers, birds, scenes of cascading pond waters, seascapes,  mythological characters, and religious art. Portraitures also come to play in her paintings  and whatever else inspires her.  She began painting professionally in 1989 and has participated in several formal art exhibits in Manila, Philippines and in the United States. Some of her original paintings are in collections of notable art collectors and personalities in Manila and other art enthusiasts abroad. She is now based  in Arizona with her husband and daughter.

Currently, she  dabbles  into her paintings  in between family time and work.  Her preferred mediums are watercolor and oil for her art works and primarily does paintings as a professional artist, as a hobby and upon commission. And, to just add as trivia and perhaps worth mentioning, Cristina was  also a former beauty titlist who represented her country, the Philippines, in the Miss Maja International Pageant , in Merida, Mexico, of which her skills as an artist took acclaim when she won an award for  Talent for a painting she did in honor of the Spanish Art Master, Francisco Goya. She was also a television personality in the Philippines being a newscaster and was a host for a television program, “Manila, Manila”,that aired in Manila and  on cable TV in the United States.“

 As of recent, my mermaid art prints can also now be found and purchased  at a local art/gift store named The  Mystical Mermaid gift shop on 82245 Overseas  Hwy, Islamorada, FL.  Their website is:


You can also find my angels and fairies card assortment at Angela's Angels and Antiques  store located in the historic Sylvania, Ohio district.  

Their link is: www.angelasangelsgifts.com





Maris and Beluga, Watercolor Painting, 18 in. x 24 in, 2010

Mermaid and Beluga Art Print

 Moonlight Marina on Turtle Rock, Watercolor Painting, 12in. x 16in., 2012


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