Original Paintings Inspired by Mexico, Aztec and Mayan topics. Realistic, Expressionistic, Abstract Art.
Our Teaching Philosophy: We employ a mentorship approach. Each participant receives individual guidance, one day to one month workshop participants. Abstract, realistic, expressionist or sketching all have equal importance in your development as a Sunday painter or a professional artist.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nominated Best City Worldwide 2018

Vote for Puerto Vallarta! Tell the World why you love it!

We Cristi Fer Art Gallery are so excited to be part of this amazing city! It is an unique blend of old world and modern commodities. It is so much to do and explore here!
And if you are an art collector, decorating your home or looking for unique at to take home make sure you visit us, Cristi Fer Art Gallery, Abasolo 179 1.5 blocks from the ocean.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

New Painting Workshops in Old Town Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops is introducing our
one day, one week and one month workshops to
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Starting September 2019

All workshops are offered all year around and include most materials, to facilitate your travel 

No Experience Needed! Easy and Fun!

The One Painting in One Day workshop schedule is
Starting September 2019, all year around,
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Acrylic painting on canvas using bio degradable paint, brushes and pallet knife, on canvas
Thursday: Doors of Mexico, instructor Maestro Fernando Gonzalez
Friday: Flowers, instructor Maestro Fernando Gonzalez
Saturday: Intro to Abstract, instructor Artist Cristiana Mar
Cost including all the materials is $75.00 USD
All workshops require pre registration. Only 6 participants per workshop.

One week workshops:
Mexican Memory,
Paint in Mexico, Mexican style, learn from renown Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez, with over 40 years of painting experience and 30 years of expert workshop facilitation in Mexico and US.
The workshop is designed for all level of experience.
Learn or review the elements of art, composition and techniques using brushes and palette knife.
All in the context of traditional Mexican panting approaches and exploration of typical Mexican subjects. The workshop schedule is design in such a way so you have time to explore and enjoy all Puerto Vallarta has to offer. paint in the morning and enjoy the beach, shopping, and restaurants in the afternoon.
Workshop schedule:
Introductory workshop cost for the first 6 months $650.00
October 21-25, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
November 18-22,  9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
December 23-27, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
January 27-31, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
February 24-28, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
March 23-27, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
April 20-24, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Register early by contacting us via contact form. Only 6 participants per workshop.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NEW Big Abstract 3 Days workshop in San Miguel de Allende

Big Abstract 3 days workshop
at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops 
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 
May 1, 2, 3, 2019

This workshop is designed with the self-taught painters in mind, individuals who want to understand better a structured abstract, loosen up, experience how it feels to paint BIG. In the context of a large painting 1m x 1m learn the basics of abstract painting, the importance of good composition, attributes of color, texture, emphasis on easy concepts to get started, how to get started and get inspiration. Only 4 per workshop. All materials are included.

Cost $450.00 
10 AM to 1:30 PM
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu have being teaching since 1989 in US and Mexico. Leading successful workshops and inspiring and empowering artists at all levels of experience. Cristiana started painting at an early age, in watercolor and oil. Her first show was at the age of 7. With a deep love of learning and painting she studies and acquired knowledge in apparently different areas, architectural design, painting and art therapy. But in the end one life experience blends it all into richer visual expression.
In 1987 she was invited to show her paintings at Vasarely gallery in NYC. She continued to show and sell her work throughout US and Mexico in parallel with leading workshops and university courses in Midwest and Pacific northwest of US.  

Monday, March 25, 2019

Abstract 101 One Painting in One Day at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops

Attention intermediate painters and self taught artists, while in San Miguel de Allende attend a One Painting in One Day Workshop
Abstract 101, Mondays 10 AM to 1 :30 PM
All the materials are included.
Lear the foundation of abstract work, much more then a happy accident! Practice and finish 1 to 4 abstract paintings
Pre registration is required.

We also offer one week to one month abstract painting workshops. Contact us with your travel schedule

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New oil and cold wax mixed media paintings fy Fernando Gonzalez

Caper gold reds oranges are one of the most reach color combination incorporated in the sophisticated stile of internationally collected Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez.

New abstract paintings at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops March 2019

I enjoy a structured abstract that reflects and incorporated all elements of art. One favorite of mine is the negative space, relationship between shapes variety of lines and subdued contract of color.
The following are some paintings that derived from the same subject.
The titles are
On the Way to Dolores 1
On the Way to Dolores 2
The drive between San Miguel de Allende and Dolores is about 45 min, on a narrow road meandering hills and small communities. The paintings can be viewed as depicting at least 2 different subjects in a microcosmic and/ or bird view perspective. 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New from the artist studio

I new them I am exploring, women on the beach. May be because it's soooo cold here and I need a visit to the Caribbean. I know many Canadians would take our freezing Winter of 44-60 C over their own!