Christina Ridgeway (born 1987) is an American artist in magical realism who lives and works in Falköping, Västra Götaland. Ridgeway has been painting since childhood when she grew up next to the woods in Maryland, USA. In the enigmatic nature, she found a sense of magic, mystery and peacefulness that found its way into her symbolic painting.
She describes her paintings as stories whose words or sentences are not always crystal clear - just like in the old fairy tales we were told when we were little. The openness of the depicted forest and the wild symbolism linger like riddles in the viewer's mind and allow themselves to unfold for a long time. "I choose emotions and situations, both good and bad, and strive to articulate them in a beautiful and sometimes dark way in painting." Ridgeway's artistry becomes a kind of alchemical refinement where sensory impressions are transformed into beauty and wonder on the canvas. Christina Ridgeway has been an active artist since the early 2010s and has exhibited and curated exhibitions around the world. Ridgeway is primarily self-taught and has also studied at the Swedish Academy of Realistic Art (SARA).