Artist Biography



Veronica Khristov, born in Vienna Austria grew up with art and history all around her and she knew one day she will become a painter.  Marriage, two sons and a BA Degree in Economics from Rutgers filled her life in New Jersey. Moving to Southern California and selling her Import Business she finally allowed herself to follow her dream and finding her passion in painting.

Her style is formed by a pursuit of classical education starting with Prof. Vito Leonardo Scarola, classes at the College of Art & Design Laguna Beach and than Saddleback College, the Watts Atelier, Summer school at the Florence Academy, Italy, the Scottsdale Art School, Workshops with Jeff Horn, Scott Burdic, Jeremy Lipking, Jacqueline Kamin, Calvin Liang and Jacobus Bass and many more.

Her love and ability to travel exposes her to different countries and cultures and brings out her creativity and need to transmit each experience onto canvas in bold colors with an international aptitude  and her own style of estetic and sensitivity. She loves the challenge every new painting brings and the more she learns the more she is enthralled by Art infinite expressions.Her studio in the Canyon, Laguna Beach connect her intimately with a great, inspiring art community providing knowledge and camaraderie with outstanding local artist.



2010-2011        LagunaCollege of Art & Design -  Post Baccalaureat                 
2002-2009       Saddleback College
1980-1986       Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, BA Business Administration & Economics


Studied With:

Scarola, Tom Morgan, Cynthia Grilly  at
Saddleback College, Arts Education
Betty Shelton, Mentor at LCAD, Vito Leonardo
Summer studies in Ax en Province, France, with
College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, 
Summer Programs at the Florence Academy
Italy, Jeffry Watts FigureDrawing and Figure
Painting at Watts Atelier, Encinita CA.  
Scottsdale Art School, Arizona                 


Juried Shows and Exhibition:

2012 Rogue Gallery, Chelsea N.Y. "Art in Focus"
2011 7 Degree Alumny Exhibition, LCAD
2011 Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA Jouried Art Show
2010 Best of Show, Sunset Beach Festival
2010 First Place “Small is Beautiful” SOCAL
2010 Accepted into Studio 7 Gallery
2009 SOCALPAPA featured Artist
2009 Rotating Art Gallery Solo Show, Laguna Hills
2008 Show director for Newport Beach Nautical Museum Show: “SOCALPAPA paints the Peninsular”
2008 Donald Dugan Library, Exhibition
2008 Orange County Invitational, Bowers Museum
2008 LAPAPA  “Less is More” Juried Show
2008 “Painting the Back Bay” Interpretive Center, Newport Beach
2007 Mission San Juan Capistrano, Juried Show,
2007 LAPAPA  “Less is more” Juried Show  
2006 Honorable Mentioning “Painting the California Landscape” Mission, San Juan Capistrano
2005 Community Center, Laguna Hills, CA Solo Show
2004 Riverside Art Museum, CA Juried Show and Exhibition
2003 Saddleback College, Juried Exhibition
2002 Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, Exhibition
2001 Mondovi Center, Irvine, CA Juried Show
2000 Mariners Branch Library, Newport Beach, CA
1999 Art Club, Mission Viejo, CA juried Show
1998 Art Center Newport Beach, CA
1997 Aix en Province, France


Gallery Representation:

2009 Studio 7 South Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA


Professional Memberships:





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