Christina Victoria Collins, better known as Cj, was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. She began her artistic expressions at an extremely early age and continued on until this present day. She has always been a very eclectic person and always been one to wear many hats in the creative realm. Cj was also very much known for doing her own thing, standing out from the crowd, and marching to the beat of her own drum. When she was a baby her family noticed these things and started her creative journey right away. At the tender age of 3, Cj began to sing, play the violin, dance, and start creating artwork. Cj has always had an eye for visual art. From the time she was able to use a pen and pencil, she was always creating something for somebody!
As she got older, her skills developed beautifully. She didn’t take her first art class until her senior year of high school, and her first piece that was sold was one of her final projects from that class! From that moment on, she began painting more, ending up vending events and being featured on blogs all over the region for her talent. Her talents were so known that she even got a chance to work on two murals for the City of Norfolk during the summer of 2018, which can be seen at the court building Downtown and covering the bathroom at Lafayette Park in Norfolk! Cj credits her success to that 12th grade art class, where she learned and instilled the foundations and of art that she needed to truly be the successful artist that she is today.