The Messy Painter was born out of a desire to lead a creativity-fueled, less stressed, rule rebelling life driven by having no limits, and not being scared to take risks. We don’t care about making messes or about making mistakes, especially when it leads to awesome stuff. Based out of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Crystina is the lead artist and owner of TMP. She currently offers custom wedding stationery & calligraphy, illustrative product & branding design , and textile & pattern design. Crystina’s designs and artwork are inspired most by architecture, folk art, children’s books, illustrated encyclopedia’s, nature and travel. TMP can also be found around Tampa Bay, educating, empowering and inspiring our local community through her watercolor workshops.
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I’m Crystina, artist, illustrator & designer of The Messy Painter.
I live for the colorful, messy, bold and adventurous moments of life, which is what I try to capture everyday through my artwork. My illustration style is best known for its vibrancy, air of whimsy, attention to meaningful detail and fearlessness of imperfection.
Aside from running this little shin dig, I spend my time with my sweet baby boy Wylder & my forever love, George. When I’m not dreaming up new things to paint in the studio, I’m traveling with my two best boys collecting inspiration or cooking up something super tasty to share with them.
I firmly believe that a life best lived is one that is filled with imperfection, messes, things made with your own two hands and lots of love. I hope you find some of that here and that I can inspire you to get messy in your own life too, whatever that may mean for you.