Krista Schumacher


Krista Schumacher is a professional oil painter who lives and works in La Jolla, California.  Schumacher was awarded Southwest Art Magazine’s “Top 21 Under 31” and is the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego.

Schumacher was born in 1991 at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS.  Growing up as a military brat, Schumacher moved every several years until her family settled along the beautiful Emerald Coast in Niceville, FL.  Creativity became unbound at the age of 16, when Schumacher’s mother took a painting class. Her mother had an innate, raw talent for painting. Eager to be like her mother, Krista wanted to try painting for herself.  From the very moment she took a paintbrush in hand, Schumacher realized art was going to become her world.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Krista joined Teach For America in San Antonio, TX. She then moved back to Niceville, FL to teach art full-time for the local school district, while continuing to paint on the side. When Krista and her husband, Ben, moved to La Jolla two years ago, Krista decided to focus full-time on painting, releasing her first complete palette knife collection in 2018. Schumacher has developed a unique alla prima, palette knife style. Her paintings take on a multi-dimensional form and are easily recognized for their use of heavy-texture and bold colors to emphasize nature’s spontaneity and beauty in a modern, abstract way.