Kalama Artists & Makers Association

Christina Lee

Dot Mandala artwork by Christina Lee image

Artist, Autism Advocate, Teacher, Wife and Mother

Christina Lee is a life-long artist who earned her B.S. in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Portland in Oregon, and has worked in many art forms. Several years ago, she found her true artistic passion: painting dot mandalas. This transformed her artistic focus, and she continues to explore its infinite possibilities.


The mandala (Sanskrit for “circle”) is a sacred symbol in many cultures, from ancient times to today. Christina’s art reflects the depth, meaning and beauty of this eternal form.


At almost the same time that she discovered mandalas, she was diagnosed with autism. She has openly shared the impact of learning that she is on the autism spectrum, and one of her goals is to encourage others to honor and embrace who they are born to be.


Christina currently resides in picturesque Kalama, Washington, with her husband (a science professor), two children and three adopted cats (Fritz, ZiZi and Lulu). She can usually be found in her home’s art studio.