Healing Arts

November 2015
Christina Rice
Medical Center, 2nd Floor

Christina Rice works in the traditional mediums of pastel, charcoal and graphite to create portraits with extreme detail and contrast.

She has been fascinated with faces as long as she can remember. She believes that a small detail can make an amazing difference in capturing someone's likeness and personality. Even the placement of an eyelash can change a portrait's expression and what it says about a person.

She has been creating art for over twenty years and is a member of the Aiken Artist Guild, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and the Artists' Guild of Columbia County. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and juried shows throughout the United States, and has won awards from the Portrait Society of Atlanta, the Art Center of Estes Park, Colorado, the Aiken Artist Guild and the Renaissance Art Festival.

Her subjects include adults, children, pets, and wild animals. Due to the high degree of detail, each portrait usually requires over 100 hours to complete. Each one is carefully sprayed with an art fixative to insure that no smudging can take place, so the portrait can last a lifetime.

For more examples of Christina’s work, visit her website at www.christinaart.com.

 For more information about the Healing Arts Program
contact Adam Smith of the GRHealth Healing Arts Program at