Chrisi Karvonides - Dushenko is a fine artist and costume designer for the film / television industry. Since working for HBO over the last ten years she has been able to focus on fine art painting while on hiatis from her HBO costume design projects such as Big Love, Carnivale, and From The Earth To The Moon.
As in costume design, Chrisi is a painter searching for new ways of express her love of visual story telling. Of course painting people is a passion. She has a fascination of carnival performers, lovers, street people of foreign lands and children bearing gifts. Her flower images are eye candy and the still life’s are not so, “still". Chrisi also has an affinity to paint unique images of “sea scapes”. Most of all, Chrisi’s paintings are a celebration of color and honor the simple delights of daily life.
Chrisi has extensive costume design training from Yale University's Graduate School of Theater Design, Emerson College, Art Students League, and FIT of New York City. For the last eight years, Chrisi has also trained in painting with California contemporary painter, Robert Burridge. She has also taught workshops at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Each of Chrisi's paintings is a gift of joy to bring into your own home. chrisi's painting collections will be on display at the june hermosa beach art walk fair on pier avenue. for the month of july her sealife collection of paintings will be exhibited at the "artlife gallery" of el segundo.