Criselda studied BS Industrial Technology, Major in Industrial Design from Southern Luzon State University. Her husband, Anthony Nañola, is her biggest artistic influence. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint which she sometimes combine with embroidery and crochet. Criselda always finds inspiration from nature such as flowers, birds and butterflies. Intricate and colorful flora and fauna are staples in her works, which are sometimes juxtaposed with portraiture.