Hawaiian born Christi Klema (Christian Kealoha) formally trained in art schools throughout southern California. She has since lived in and traveled to the various parts of the country before retiring to the beach in the Panhandle of Florida.
What inspires Christi Klema paintings is the concept that an art piece should be such that the observer never tires of finding the new when looking at an old painting. It is for those reasons Christi was as student of abstract and impressionistic art studies. She simply uses a unique perspective as well as rare mediums such as wood burning, stained glass paints and metallic paints.
Fellow artists purchase Christi's art — as she does theirs — to stay in touch with living art. While residing in Texas, the newspapers and television programs often referred to her as the person who "lived inside a painting" because her art included a two thousand square foot work which consisted of the surface of the floors of her entire home.
In addition to being a recognized artist, Christi Klema is also a recognized interior decorator whose work in interior design has been featured in the Pulitzer Prize winning "Home and Garden" section of the Dallas Morning News.