Dr. Christina D. Curtis is the current Vice-Chairman of NAFAS, a UK wide Educational Charity concerned with flower arranging. She is a qualified Demonstrator, Judge for floral art competitions, Speaker and Teacher who has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the flower world including writing articles for The Flower Arranger magazine and Flora International, as well as being botanical consultant for these and other floral art books. In 2004, she co-wrote The Contemporary Floral Design Handbook for NAFAS and has been involved in the compilation of a number of other publications.
Christina is keen on competitive work and has won many awards a for floral art at all levels including a second prize at the World Show in Glasgow (2002 ), a ‘Best In Show’ award at the National Show in Southport (2012), and a Special Award for Innovation for her first prize exhibit ‘Multilayered’ at the Blackpool National Competition (2017). In the same year, Christina was commissioned by the RHS to create a huge sculptural floral design to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Show at Wisley Garden in Surrey.
Christina enjoys all styles of flower arranging but particularly focuses on contemporary work as she likes to use the wealth of mixed media available today including paper, natural and man-made fibres, leather, fabric, metal and wire. Her designs tend to feature all sorts of decorative detailing – beads, buttons, glitter and diamanté along with her plant material to give that special ‘wow’ factor.