For me, painting is the perfect mix of the left brain and the right brain working together to solve the problems of the subject matter. A successful painting has pleasing forms, dynamic lines of tension, vibrations of color, interesting textures and holds my attention even after I finish it. It's enormously satisfying when other people see the idea, intent, and emotion conveyed in a piece of my art. *
Christine began painting with acrylics in Asheville, N.C. When she moved back to Wisconsin she expanded into other water media with watercolor classes at Cedarburg Cultural Center under the instruction of Alice Struck. Christine started participating in plein air painting competitions in 2009. Christine is a member of Cedarburg Artists Guild ( CAG ) and the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association ( WIPAPA ). She was also juried into the League of Milwaukee Artists in 2010. She is the recipient of the 2010 C.A.G. Fall Show Blue Ribbon Award for her painting, Echinacea.
|* I have a confession to make. I know artist statements are de rigueur and many gallery owners require them. However, I have never read a good, much less great , artist statement. I include my own artist statement in this sweeping generalization. When I read statements extolling an artist's profound attraction to light and color, I think to myself, "Is there anyone on earth who isn't drawn to light and color? Is there really a large population out there shrugging their shoulders with indifference and thinking to themselves,' Light and color? Meh, I can take it or leave it'." OK, now that I have alienated my fellow artists and gallery owners, I will conclude. When you come across art that makes you smile, sigh, cry or gasp know that you have made an artist happy.|
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