Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Every Painting Tells A Story

Art for the Soul

Christina Tarkoff

Time to Contemplate

“Song of Myself.” Oil on canvas. 12x 16 inches. $576.

“Song of Myself.” Oil on canvas. 12x 16 inches. $576.

This weekend marks religious holidays for Jews & Christians worldwide. Families and friends will get together to honor and observe their respective holidays. 

Whatever your beliefs, I like to think that we can take the time to look outside our own lives and find joy in each other.

I like to say, "Art Brings People Together." I truly believe it. Art, in its many forms, allows us to escape for a few moments and look beyond the daily "chatter" which bombards our daily lives.

My hope is that when you see my art, it impacts you in some way. Whether, it's children playing in a park, a famous woman who has shattered barriers, or a poem accompanied by a soulful portrait. This is why I make art, I make it so people can enjoy it and think beyond their worries. 

“Amelie.” Oil and collage on canvas panel. 8x10 inches. $240.

“Amelie.” Oil and collage on canvas panel. 8x10 inches. $240.

Oil paintings are not just for museums and the very wealthy.

Local artists like myself offer all kinds of art you can buy for yourself, no matter the size of your wallet!

For example, I offer "wet paint" and "first-time buyer" discounts. It's even possible to purchase an original painting over time!

Many of you have been asking...
When is your next show?

Upcoming Shows & Festivals 

I'd love to see you at one or all of these upcoming events. When you visit a show, we have the opportunity to meet in-person AND get the opportunity to chat!

At the Festivals:
You will see art prints, art tiles, earrings, etc. with reproductions of my paintings.

At the Galleries:
You will see original paintings.

Art is Life Festival

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 • 12:00pm-6:00pm

Ridge Avenue between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue in Roxborough.

Three main stages. Dozens of pop-up shops. Art & vendor tables and tents will line the main artery of Roxborogough. This is a festival for creative energy, fine craftsmanship, locally-sourced cuisine, and art of just about every kind.

Look for my tent!
I will be showing select art prints, art earrings, art coaster tiles and notecards.

Philadelphia Sketch Club
156th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

Reception: Sunday April 28, 2019 • 2-4pm

I am honored to have two paintings (the maximum number per artist) juried into the156th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings presented by the Philadelphia Sketch Club. This show represents one of the longest running and most prestigious juried exhibitions in the country. The exhibition features over 150 works by prominent and emerging artists.  

Look for my "Going Bananas" and "Arrogant Asparagus" 
hanging in the main gallery!

235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA 19107 

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday April 28, 2019 • 2-4pm

SHOW CONTINUES: APRIL 1st  thru April 30th, 2019

The Wonder of Women

Reception: Sunday May 5, 2019 • Noon-3pm

The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center presents our May 2019 Art Exhibition, “The Wonder of Women.” A pioneering art exhibition to recognize and celebrate the sisterhood of women through art. Our goal with this exhibition, is to raise awareness against bias and create a more gender-balanced world.


419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia, PA 19128

OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 from 12 NOON to 3:00 PM


Admission is free, $5.00 donation encouraged.

I will be showing my orIginal paintings and drawings...all with the theme of WOMEN!

Borrelli's Chestnut Hill Gallery
Group Show

Reception: Saturday May 11, 2019 • 6pm - 8pm

This is the first time I will be showing at a commercial gallery.

The owners of the gallery purchased two of my Women Series paintings for their private collection and recently invited me to participate in the gallery's May Show featuring artist Robert Arnosky.

One East Gravers Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

iPhone Maps address: 
8117 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118

My Women Series and Urban Landscapes will be featured in the Center gallery.

30th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 11AM-7PM
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 from 11AM-6PM

The Annual Manayunk Arts Festival is the biggest and most attended arts festival on the East Coast! 

I will be in the Emerging Artist Tent at Grape & Main Streets. This is my 3rd year juried into this awesome event. 

I will be showing select art prints, art earrings, art coaster tiles, notecards and more!

The event provides shuttle bus service between City Avenue and the Festival. No parking stress! Just catch a shuttle!