Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

Art Through the Generations

Christina Tarkoff

See our art hanging together.

Manayunk Roxborough Art Center

"Generations Show"

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Noon - 3pm

  JoAnn (my mom), Nicole (my daughter), and me! In the kitchen (of course), preparing for Thanksgiving dinner.

JoAnn (my mom), Nicole (my daughter), and me! In the kitchen (of course), preparing for Thanksgiving dinner.

Family

I am pretty lucky. I have both my parents in good health and good mind, I have one son, one daughter and one future son-in-law. My parents are from the Silent Generation, My husband and I are from the Baby Boomer generation, and my kids are the Millennial Generation!

Many differences in lifestyles and attitudes, but we have one thing in common, we all stick together and support each other. I am proud of my parents and proud of my children. And I am so proud that my mom, Nicole and I will be showing our art, along with 14 other artists and their families at the Manyayunk Roxborough Art Center's Generations Show on September 9, 2018.

About My Mom

JoAnn Venanzi. My mom is a talented seamstress, she studied Fashion Design at the Traphagen School in NYC before she was married to my dad. They have great stories about how she boarded with nuns and when my dad would visit her in NYC, he was not allowed in her room. She spent most of her young adult life studying tailoring under her father, Mario D'Angelo, in his tailor shop in Bethlehem, PA. My mom's greatest talent is sewing. She spent her entire career working as a seamstress. After she retired, I suggested she start painting because I knew she had drawing skills. One Christmas, I set her up with an easel and watercolors. And, she took it from there. She took classes, and made lots of beautiful paintings! 

  "Lighthouse ." 16x12 inches. Watercolor on Paper.

"Lighthouse." 16x12 inches. Watercolor on Paper.

  "From my Garden."   7.5x9.5 inches. Watercolor on Paper

"From my Garden."  7.5x9.5 inches. Watercolor on Paper


About Nicole

Our beautiful and talented daughter is a writer. She studied English in college and now writes professionally! Her first job was a producer and writer for ThoughtCatalog.com. She currently writes blogs and web content for a local marketing agency. Nicole has been a writer from the time she was 5 years old. Her early writings usually included creative illustrations. She doesn't consider herself a visual artist, but she paints and draws in her spare time. Making artwork, for Nicole is a way to unwind, relax and forget the rest of the world. I love Nicole's work, it is always imaginative and creative.

  "Peace Blooms."  12x16 inches. Watercolor Pencil on Stretched Canvas.

"Peace Blooms." 12x16 inches. Watercolor Pencil on Stretched Canvas.

  "Pinky Promise."  16x12 inches. Watercolor Pencil on Stretched Canvas.

"Pinky Promise." 16x12 inches. Watercolor Pencil on Stretched Canvas.

You all Know Me...

You guys who read by emails & social accounts all know me. I started making art again in 2016. And, it's been an amazing journey so far. I will be showing "City Girls" with Mom and Nicole.

  "City Girls."  8x10 inches. Oil on Stretched Canvas

"City Girls." 8x10 inches. Oil on Stretched Canvas

Hope to see you at the "Generations Show"

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, FROM NOON TO 3PM.

Manayunk Roxborough Art Center
419 Green Lane (Rear) Philadelphia, PA 19128