Chrissandra Unger is a Canadian painter and accomplished pianist who
believes that art and music have close ties; elements of
rhythm, harmony and texture being equally present in each creative
facet. Color represents melodic shape and tone, composition
being primary in both.
After receiving her A.L.C.M. in piano from the London College of Music
in England, she studied at Emily Carr Institute of
Art & Design in Vancouver, BC for three years.
Chrissandra’s unique bas relief style developed over a number of years
as a result of her passion for experimenting with an extensive
variety of textured materials and various mediums. This time spent on
testing trial and error “recipes” gave birth to a specific medium
that is pliable when wet, yet durable and archival when dry. The black
lines that design the image protrude giving the appearance
that the piece is carved out of the board it is painted on.
Although she chooses specific themes and subject matters that are of
personal interest to her, she believes the primary impact lies
in her distinct technique.
Chrissandra sees art making as a process from start to finish and an
experimentation in materials and creativity. Her work is part of
private and corporate collections across Canada, the United States and
Chrissandra currently has a studio on Vancouver Island.