Krisztina Lantos of Budapest has lived in Italy, Ottawa, Montreal, Munich in Germany, Mississauga and, for the last 22 years in Oakville.
She began painting in her late teens in Hungary and painted with a group of young artists for ten years before she came to Canada. For about the last 25 years, she has begun to experiment with her work more by emphasizing, and exaggerating colours and simplifying shapes to help express her ideas and intentions.
I see everything so colourfully. I need colours to be strong because that is what expresses me. The things around us are all moving the trees, the bridges, the houses and the rocks are living creatures, not lifeless pictures. They speak to us. The house is a wise old man and the trees are dancing.
Over the past decades, her work has been exhibited in various locations, including the Mississauga Central Library, Praxis Gallery in Toronto, with solo shows at the Oakville Town Hall, Julia Restaurant, Glen Abbey Library Gallery and Tuebingen, Germany.