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Christy Cantara

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Christy Cantara, born in Delaware, has always viewed the world through a lens of vibrant creativity. Her journey into the arts began in grade school, where she first discovered her passion for artistic expression. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Christy achieved professional success as a physical therapist, a career that not only honed her empathetic understanding of the human condition but also informed her artistic sensibilities.

Christy's artistic journey took a defining turn during a challenging period in her midlife. It was during this time that she rediscovered herself through painting, finding in it a sanctuary for expression and healing. This personal transformation deeply influenced her artistic direction, leading her to fuse her therapeutic knowledge with her creative talents.

Her artworks are characterized by a vibrant color palette, rich textures, and an expressive style that seeks to capture the nuances of the human experience. Christy's art transcends traditional boundaries, serving as a medium for exploring the interconnectedness of physical and emotional well-being.

Diagnosed with lupus in 2019, Christy has become an advocate for those with invisible illnesses, using her art to bring awareness and hope. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions and has garnered recognition for its unique blend of therapeutic and artistic insights.

Beyond her work as an artist, Christy is also a dedicated facilitator of creative healing workshops. These workshops not only showcase her artistic talents but also her ability to connect and empathize with others, empowering them through art.

Christy Cantara's art is more than a visual experience; it is a journey of healing, self-discovery, and the celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Artist Information

Photography, Paper, Painting, Murals, Multimedia, Mixed Media, Illustration, Fiber, Drawing, Design Arts, Crafts
Workshops, Teaching Artist, Online Programs, Lectures / Public Speaking, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Commissioned Work
Special Needs, Older Adult, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, Adult, 9th to 12th Grade, 6th to 8th Grade
Schools, Festivals, Community Sites
Regional Availability
Southern Delaware, Northern Delaware, Elsewhere, Central Delaware
Middletown DE 19709


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