Tatjana Krizmanic is widely known for brilliant pastel drawings and oil paintings that depict ordinary life with a distinctively European sensibility. Surreal and inventive, her figurative work recalls Chagall, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso - influences she grew up with. Since her first exhibit in Boulder, Colorado in the 1990s, she has built a strong following, and her paintings reside in numerous private collections and museums. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Tatjana started painting at age fourteen. After studying at the University of Zagreb, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she completed her studies at Georgetown University. Over the next ten years she created paintings for friends and patrons, while working as an art director. Her work is shown in galleries in United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Krizmanic divides her time between her home on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado.