Christa was born and raised in a village in the south of Germany close to Munich. She started painting at the age of six, inspired and influenced by the simple farm life and Mother Nature . She learned the trade of professional Interior Design and Upholstery in Starnberg, Germany. Working for many years in that profession, she gained many skills in colour selection, drawing and technical skills. She opened her own business in Starnberg, Germany in 1978 and was very successful until she immigrated to Canada in 2000, where she re-opened her business in Revelstoke BC . After retiring in 2008 she moved to Quesnel BC , and started painting, taking classes, and participating at the Tony Only Project in Wells with mentors Harald Klunder and Libby Hague was a great learning experience for her. She had solo exhibitions, attended group shows and arts festivals in Quesnel, Smithers, Wells, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Dawson Creek and Prince George. Her paintings are sold in Canada, Germany and Mexico.