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Photo of Christine Kraus at Lompoc Mission

Christine Kraus
Painting at the
Lompoc Mission

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Christine’s interest in art was evident at a young age. She was always doodling, drawing coloring and making clothes for her paper dolls. When she visited her artist uncle in Austria she was very impressed and full of admiration for his talent.

After moving to Lompoc, Christine began to take Shirley Wallace’s art classes and realized how much she enjoys to paint. She joined the Lompoc Art Association and has been a member for 18 years.

Mission style painting & garden by Christine Kraus

Proceeds from the raffle of this lovely original painting by Christine Kraus
directly benefits the Lompoc Pops Orchestra.


Christine met her husband Don, who was in the Air Force in Wiesbaden, Germany and in 1966 was assigned to Vandenberg AFB, CA. They decided to make Lompoc their home and raise their two daughters here.

Her paintings depict the love she has for the Central Coast and of course her homeland Germany.