Wine Into Art
Christina LoCascio, known in art and wine circles as "the artist who paints with wine," earned her Fine Arts Degree from UC Santa Barbara and attended programs at the Laguna College of Art and Design as well as Otis College of Art in Los Angeles. In 2002 she began a career in the wine industry, which led her to develop an innovative new technique using wine as her palette. Utilizing different grape varietals and by experimenting with wine reductions, Christina has created an art form reflecting her appreciation and passion for wine.
Her paintings reveal a wine narrative in the form of vineyards, grape clusters, and wine bottle portraits as well as figurative subjects that bring to life the emotional experience of savoring a glass of wine. Her travels through Europe and years working in the wine industry have also influenced her paintings. She currently lives and maintains a studio on her family’s vineyard in the Santa Barbara wine country, a source of continuous inspiration.