Christina Symes is an award-winning UK based artist with paintings in international collections. She focusses predominantly on the relationship between human and nature and has taken part in a variety of exhibitions. After graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2017, she was selected to participate in the Clyde & Co Art Award, where she went on to win the Staff Vote Award. She has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and is represented by galleries both online and offline. She completed her MA in Creative Entrepreneurship at University of East Anglia in 2019 with First Class Distinction, and received the award for Outstanding Performance by an MA Creative Entrepreneurship student.
Alongside her art practice, Christina is also an advocate for the Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism. Having experience of this little-known condition herself, she presents, makes videos and writes awareness blogs, focussing on how her art has helped her communicate and the ability to achieve despite disability. She has presented at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and has been invited to write for BBC Stories and Huffington Post, speaking of Selective Mutism and her art practice. A painting she created is used in Selective Mutism training sessions.