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illustration of I've never taken a hot air balloon ride, have you? This piece, as opposed to my last handmade collage balloon image, is slightly more abstract expressive; enhanced the sky background to mimic floating through the air. A little graphic, a little fine art - enjoy! illustration of I've never taken a hot air balloon ride, have you? This piece, as opposed to my last handmade collage balloon image, is slightly more abstract expressive; enhanced the sky background to mimic floating through the air. A little graphic, a little fine art - enjoy!

Hot Air Balloon Ride

I've never taken a hot air balloon ride, have you? This piece, as opposed to my last handmade collage balloon image, is slightly more abstract expressive; enhanced the sky background to mimic floating through the air. A little graphic, a little fine art - enjoy!

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Cut Paper, Graphic, Impressionistic, Adventure, Editorial, Fantasy, Travel, Edgy

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Hot air balloons partake in a scenic ride through a country and mountain landscape. The question mark is a metaphor –  a reminder to always enjoy the journey and the unexpected outcomes that are a part of life. illustration of Hot air balloons partake in a scenic ride through a country and mountain landscape. The question mark is a metaphor –  a reminder to always enjoy the journey and the unexpected outcomes that are a part of life.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloons partake in a scenic ride through a country and mountain landscape. The question mark is a metaphor – a reminder to always enjoy the journey and the unexpected outcomes that are a part of life.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Impressionistic, Whimsical, Adventure, Editorial, Landscape, Leisure, Travel

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of This handmade paper collage illustration of a playful illustration of This handmade paper collage illustration of a playful

Peacock Party

This handmade paper collage illustration of a playful "peacock party" is set amongst a grass green type-pattern backdrop. One peacock is arriving with a handful of balloons, while the others are patiently waiting for the festivities to begin.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Editorial, Wildlife, Vintage / Retro

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of a peacock's plumage. illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of a peacock's plumage.

Peacock Plumage

Handmade paper collage illustration of a peacock's plumage.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Impressionistic, Stylized, Book Covers, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Licensing

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage close-up of a bold and colorful peacock feather, layered with abstract type patterns. illustration of Handmade paper collage close-up of a bold and colorful peacock feather, layered with abstract type patterns.

Peacock Feather

Handmade paper collage close-up of a bold and colorful peacock feather, layered with abstract type patterns.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Graphic, Impressionistic, Stylized, Book Covers, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Licensing

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of red and vidalia onions. illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of red and vidalia onions.

Onion Field

A handmade paper collage illustration of red and vidalia onions.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Children's Books, Education, Landscape, Agriculture, Environmental

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of For the onion foodie…the cippolini, leek, scallion, shallot, ramp, and pearl onions are showcased in the handmade paper collage, set amongst a brown paper bag background. illustration of For the onion foodie…the cippolini, leek, scallion, shallot, ramp, and pearl onions are showcased in the handmade paper collage, set amongst a brown paper bag background.

All About Onions

For the onion foodie…the cippolini, leek, scallion, shallot, ramp, and pearl onions are showcased in the handmade paper collage, set amongst a brown paper bag background.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Food, Icons, Licensing, Agriculture

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage image for a how to garden poster. Corn, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, and carrots are showcased amongst a background of abstract type patterns. illustration of Handmade paper collage image for a how to garden poster. Corn, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, and carrots are showcased amongst a background of abstract type patterns.

Vegetable Garden

Handmade paper collage image for a how to garden poster. Corn, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, and carrots are showcased amongst a background of abstract type patterns.

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Cut Paper, Impressionistic, Stylized, Education, Food, Landscape, Posters, Agriculture

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a strawberry. 
illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a strawberry.

Strawberry Maze

A handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a strawberry.

Keywords: Conceptual, Cut Paper, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Children's Books, Editorial, Family, Licensing, Toys & Games

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of vanilla ice cream sugar cones with rainbow sprinkles and cherries.
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of vanilla ice cream sugar cones with rainbow sprinkles and cherries.

Ice Cream Cones

A handmade paper collage illustration of vanilla ice cream sugar cones with rainbow sprinkles and cherries.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Decorative, Pattern, Children's Books, Editorial, Food, Icons, Licensing, Web Illustration

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration showcases tiny cars driving along overlapping roads with a cityscape backdrop, which emphasize travel challenges that many encounter in their daily commute. illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration showcases tiny cars driving along overlapping roads with a cityscape backdrop, which emphasize travel challenges that many encounter in their daily commute.

Busy Day

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration showcases tiny cars driving along overlapping roads with a cityscape backdrop, which emphasize travel challenges that many encounter in their daily commute.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Stylized, Whimsical, Motion, Action, Children's Books, Transportation, Travel, Urban

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage illustration of a large tugboat is set amongst a playful backdrop of abstract type-patterns. illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage illustration of a large tugboat is set amongst a playful backdrop of abstract type-patterns.

Big Ship

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage illustration of a large tugboat is set amongst a playful backdrop of abstract type-patterns.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Book Covers, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Licensing

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a lone tiny boat anchored in an ocean, set amongst a calm and serene sunset backdrop. illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a lone tiny boat anchored in an ocean, set amongst a calm and serene sunset backdrop.

Lazy Boat

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a lone tiny boat anchored in an ocean, set amongst a calm and serene sunset backdrop.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Stylized, Whimsical, Adventure, Children's Books, Leisure, Posters, Transportation, Travel

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage children's book illustration of three birds in a nest of hand torn paper leaves and twigs. illustration of Handmade paper collage children's book illustration of three birds in a nest of hand torn paper leaves and twigs.

Sleeping Birds

Handmade paper collage children's book illustration of three birds in a nest of hand torn paper leaves and twigs.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Graphic, Animals, Children's Books, Licensing, Nature, Wildlife, Agriculture, Environmental

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A collage children's book illustration of a red bird sleeping in a bed of hand torn paper leaves and twigs; awakened by a sound, one eye opens to see what's going on. illustration of A collage children's book illustration of a red bird sleeping in a bed of hand torn paper leaves and twigs; awakened by a sound, one eye opens to see what's going on.

Red Bird

A collage children's book illustration of a red bird sleeping in a bed of hand torn paper leaves and twigs; awakened by a sound, one eye opens to see what's going on.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Education, Nature, Wildlife

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a cloud above a field of grass on a calm summer day. illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a cloud above a field of grass on a calm summer day.

Cloud in Sky

A handmade paper collage image of a cloud above a field of grass on a calm summer day.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Graphic, Texture, Children's Books, Editorial, Landscape, Leisure, Nature

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A tiny blue jay perched on bales of hay, chats with rooster in this handmade collage children's illustration. illustration of A tiny blue jay perched on bales of hay, chats with rooster in this handmade collage children's illustration.

Rooster Farm

A tiny blue jay perched on bales of hay, chats with rooster in this handmade collage children's illustration.

Keywords: Collage, Impressionistic, Stylized, Texture, Animals, Character Development, Children's Books, Family, Landscape, Agriculture

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A children's book collage illustration of a school bus driving on top of library books; the bus has stopped to look where the lazy ship anchored. illustration of A children's book collage illustration of a school bus driving on top of library books; the bus has stopped to look where the lazy ship anchored.

School Bus

A children's book collage illustration of a school bus driving on top of library books; the bus has stopped to look where the lazy ship anchored.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Stylized, Adventure, Children's Books, Education, Family, Travel

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration; birds are sleeping in the trees, which is represented by the pattern of z's in the leaves. illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration; birds are sleeping in the trees, which is represented by the pattern of z's in the leaves.

Sleeping Trees

A handmade paper collage children's book illustration; birds are sleeping in the trees, which is represented by the pattern of z's in the leaves.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Design, Whimsical, Children's Books, Editorial, Landscape, Licensing, Posters

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of letterpress type created to emphasize the beauty of print media.
illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of letterpress type created to emphasize the beauty of print media.

Letterpress Type

Handmade paper collage illustration of letterpress type created to emphasize the beauty of print media.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Lettering, Stylized, Editorial, Education, Historical, Technology

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage.
illustration of Handmade paper collage.

Lazy Day Boat Lettering

Handmade paper collage.

Keywords: Collage, Design, Graphic, Lettering, Stylized, Adventure, Book Covers, Children's Books, Editorial, Greeting Cards

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Handmade paper collage. illustration of Handmade paper collage.

Energy Drink

Handmade paper collage.

Keywords: Conceptual, Cut Paper, Figurative, Graphic, Stylized, Concept Art, Editorial, Product, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of The illustration of The

NYC icons

The "Big Apple", Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and taxi cab–a series of icons of New York City.

Keywords: Acrylic, Collage, Cut Paper, Impressionistic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Book Covers, Icons, Travel, Urban

© Christina Galbiati
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Ketchup Popsicle

… "(he) could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman wearing white gloves"; this is advertising—and was inspired by a tour of a top ad agency during my mfa matriculation.

Keywords: Acrylic, Collage, Cut Paper, Pattern, Concept Art, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Vintage / Retro

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A conceptual handmade collage illustration of a computer and easel on two tree branches with an abstract heart in the background. illustration of A conceptual handmade collage illustration of a computer and easel on two tree branches with an abstract heart in the background.

Untitled

A conceptual handmade collage illustration of a computer and easel on two tree branches with an abstract heart in the background.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Stylized, Concept Art, Computers, Editorial, Education, Landscape

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the history of print media. illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the history of print media.

Movable Type Printing

A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the history of print media.

Keywords: Abstract, Black & White, Collage, Cut Paper, Stylized, Editorial, Education, Futuristic, Historical, Technology

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration with overlapping abstract type-patterns, of an RGB rainbow of computers. An editorial illustration highlighting the importance of print media despite society's increasing reliance on digital technology. illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration with overlapping abstract type-patterns, of an RGB rainbow of computers. An editorial illustration highlighting the importance of print media despite society's increasing reliance on digital technology.

RGB - Computers

A handmade paper collage illustration with overlapping abstract type-patterns, of an RGB rainbow of computers. An editorial illustration highlighting the importance of print media despite society's increasing reliance on digital technology.

Keywords: Black & White, Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Information Graphics

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the evolution of print and digital media. The spaceship is exiting earth–the books are the launchpad (representing the past); the space rocket is the future (the digital age). illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the evolution of print and digital media. The spaceship is exiting earth–the books are the launchpad (representing the past); the space rocket is the future (the digital age).

Spaceship

A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the evolution of print and digital media. The spaceship is exiting earth–the books are the launchpad (representing the past); the space rocket is the future (the digital age).

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Stylized, Pattern, Adventure, Education, Fantasy, Futuristic, Sci-Fi

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a smashed computer / screen. illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a smashed computer / screen.

Computer

A handmade paper collage image of a smashed computer / screen.

Keywords: Black & White, Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Texture, Computers, Education, Historical, Technology, Grunge

© Christina Galbiati
illustration of Abstract black white typography pattern. illustration of Abstract black white typography pattern.

Black White Type Pattern

Abstract black white typography pattern.

Keywords: Abstract, Black & White, Graphic, Lettering, Texture, Pattern, Textiles, Edgy, Grunge, Surface Design

© Christina Galbiati

Christina Galbiati

illustration of I've never taken a hot air balloon ride, have you? This piece, as opposed to my last handmade collage balloon image, is slightly more abstract expressive; enhanced the sky background to mimic floating through the air. A little graphic, a little fine art - enjoy!
illustration of Hot air balloons partake in a scenic ride through a country and mountain landscape. The question mark is a metaphor –  a reminder to always enjoy the journey and the unexpected outcomes that are a part of life.
illustration of This handmade paper collage illustration of a playful
illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of a peacock's plumage.
illustration of Handmade paper collage close-up of a bold and colorful peacock feather, layered with abstract type patterns.
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of red and vidalia onions.
illustration of For the onion foodie…the cippolini, leek, scallion, shallot, ramp, and pearl onions are showcased in the handmade paper collage, set amongst a brown paper bag background.
illustration of Handmade paper collage image for a how to garden poster. Corn, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, and carrots are showcased amongst a background of abstract type patterns.
illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a strawberry.
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration of vanilla ice cream sugar cones with rainbow sprinkles and cherries.
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration showcases tiny cars driving along overlapping roads with a cityscape backdrop, which emphasize travel challenges that many encounter in their daily commute.
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage illustration of a large tugboat is set amongst a playful backdrop of abstract type-patterns.
illustration of Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a lone tiny boat anchored in an ocean, set amongst a calm and serene sunset backdrop.
illustration of Handmade paper collage children's book illustration of three birds in a nest of hand torn paper leaves and twigs.
illustration of A collage children's book illustration of a red bird sleeping in a bed of hand torn paper leaves and twigs; awakened by a sound, one eye opens to see what's going on.
illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a cloud above a field of grass on a calm summer day.
illustration of A tiny blue jay perched on bales of hay, chats with rooster in this handmade collage children's illustration.
illustration of A children's book collage illustration of a school bus driving on top of library books; the bus has stopped to look where the lazy ship anchored.
illustration of A handmade paper collage children's book illustration; birds are sleeping in the trees, which is represented by the pattern of z's in the leaves.
illustration of Handmade paper collage illustration of letterpress type created to emphasize the beauty of print media.
illustration of Handmade paper collage.
illustration of Handmade paper collage.
illustration of The
illustration of …
illustration of A conceptual handmade collage illustration of a computer and easel on two tree branches with an abstract heart in the background.
illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the history of print media.
illustration of A handmade paper collage illustration with overlapping abstract type-patterns, of an RGB rainbow of computers. An editorial illustration highlighting the importance of print media despite society's increasing reliance on digital technology.
illustration of A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the evolution of print and digital media. The spaceship is exiting earth–the books are the launchpad (representing the past); the space rocket is the future (the digital age).
illustration of A handmade paper collage image of a smashed computer / screen.
illustration of Abstract black white typography pattern.

Biography

After a two-decade career in the graphic design field, Christina Galbiati has used this experience and passion to develop a unique handmade collage aesthetic. Her images blend art and design—layered, abstract word-patterns are juxtaposed with reduced form—this symbolic inspiration is the intrinsic quality that makes her work visually dynamic and memorable. Christina received her MFA from Marywood University and BFA from Kutztown University. Her studio is located in northeastern Pennsylvania; she is also an adjunct professor of design.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Acrylic, Black & White, Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Design, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Texture, Decorative, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art, Motion

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Book Covers, Character Development, Children's Books, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Historical, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Nature, People, Posters, Product, Sci-Fi, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Surface Design