Artists of the Methow Valley and beyond

Christa Culbert

  • christaculbert[at]
  • Website
Winthrop, WA 98862


  • Drawing
  • Painting

About The Artist


Christa loves animals, sailboats, trail runs, mountain bikes, ice cream, artwork, and her dog, Uisce (“Ish-ca”). She got her BFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and first came to the Methow Valley to work for Northwest Outward Bound School in Mazama. She now lives in the Methow year-round and works as a horse trainer and artist. 

Art Inspiration 

By imagining the people around her as animals: sweet, grumpy, gentle, sad, and joyful, her artwork reveals the love and humour in everyday moments, while celebrating the Methow Valley and all its inhabitants (furry, scaly, four-legged, two-legged, no-legged, and all the rest!). She also uses landscape painting to investigate the intricacy and tranquility of nature. In the future, she would love to illustrate children’s books, as well as continue her visual explorations of the natural world. 


Christa’s favorite medium is oil paint, but she also enjoys watercolor and acrylic for their cleanliness and transportability while painting out of the studio. She loves drawing in pen, pencil, and charcoal, and has dabbled in etching and printmaking. She has also explored woodworking and sculpture as another means of interacting with and investigating her world. 

For Sale

If you are interested in purchasing a piece of art you see on this page, or on Christa’s website,, please contact her at She also takes commissions for landscape paintings, imaginative drawings, murals in children’s bedrooms, and other projects. 

To see more of my work and behind the scenes photos, follow me on Instagram @christaculbert2.