About Christine

Christine has developed a unique medium to create her paintings. Her technique utilizes pastel colors upon a Gesso ground. The finished work is fixed with multiple coats of acrylic varnish. Her paintings have marvelous depth of color, and are remarkably resistant to damage and UV degradation.

Christine began her art career in Chicago during the 1960s. A member and exhibitor at the Countryside Gallery in Arlington Heights, Illinois and the North Shore Art League of Glencoe, Illinois, she also exhibited at the rental and sales exhibit gallery of the Chicago Art Institute.

In the 1970s Christine shifted her artistic attention primarily to constructions utilizing fabrics and natural materials. In the late 1980s she began the experimentation that led to development of her current technique.

From 1989 through 1996 Christine was associated with FAAST (The Fine Art Society of lower New York State) and with Art Exchange, Inc. where she exhibited at the Susquehanna Gallery in Union Dale, Pennsylvania. In 1996 Christine moved to Asheville, NC. In so doing she returned to the scenes of her early childhood, which she spent in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Until she retired in late 2015, Christine exhibited her work at the Asheville Gallery of Art. Even now she continues to explore new forms of artistic expression.


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Introduction

Christine’s paintings are usually figurative, often influenced by folk lore and dance. She has developed a unique medium to create her paintings, utilizing pastel colors upon a Gesso ground. Finished with multiple coats of acrylic glaze, they display marvelous depth of color and do not need to be under glass.

Christine’s unique pastel paintings are in private collections across the country and in Europe.┬áNow residing in North Carolina, she exhibited her work at the Asheville Gallery of Art until retiring in late 2015.

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