In 2008 Cris moved from Brazil to Canada to work as an Art teacher at Niagara College and open her own Illustration studio to pursue her passion of painting pinups and create characters in the games and comics industries. She has been a committed artist for a long time.
She started painting at school taking oil painting classes from the age of nine until she graduated with a degree in busineess.
Cris went on to establish her own graphic design company. In 1997 she changed direction to work in areas more related with illustration and digital painting. From 1998 up to 2001 she ran a small creative printing house shop before moving to working as a freelance illustrator, painter and comic colourist for an American company in 2001.
In 2006 she decided to branch out and specialise in her true area of passion, Pinups! Cris has never looked back! Her beautiful, special and unique has become the main product of her studio with commissions coming in from all over the world.