Christina Kelly was born and raised in the Philadelphia region. She showed an interest in art at a young age. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a 4 year certificate in painting. She went on to receive a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her focus has always been on painting the figure and portraiture. While at PAFA she received several awards, including the Henry Scheidt Memorial Travel Scholarship, which allowed her two months of European travel and study.
She has shown her work at the Artist’s House Gallery as well as The Biggs Museum of American Art. She enjoys portraiture above all else and has completed numerous portraits over the years. She currently lives in Langhorne Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.