illustration and photography

What I do


“What's life without whimsy?” ― Dr Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory

My illustrations, which include custom portraits, are whimsical and picturesque. They are hand-drawn and painted digitally, mimicking watercolor, pencil and ink.


“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams

My photography is candid and shot in natural light, they tell stories of people and food.

Christine Elizabeth Dias-Tozzato


I am Christine, and I've been fascinated by all forms of storytelling for as long as I can remember. Having been raised in Portugal, a rich culture of storytelling punctuated my daily life, commonly around a table and over a meal. Shaped by this upbringing and enchanted by the powerful and rich narrative held by an image, I pursued academic and professional degrees in both Communications and Film and worked internationally in these fields. Currently, I use photography and illustration to capture and document moments, both mine and of others, worth countless words and filled with a thousand emotions.

My Work



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find some of my work in the wild

  • portrait photography
  • pdx photographers- featured photo: “little ones”; first collection 2014

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