I paint abstract landscapes, simplifying visual reality into fields of rich pure colour, transforming nature into a mysterious place for you, the viewer, to contemplate awhile. I invite you to fill in the details with your own individual experience: where the imagery, mood, and atmosphere of your personal place interacts with the colour and form of the artwork.
… Christine Proctor
Christine's works can be seen at:
AGO Art Rental & Sales Gallery
317 Dundas St. West, Toronto ON, M5T 1G4
Tracey Capes Fine Art
PI Fine Art, Toronto
Denison Gallery, Toronto
Christine Proctor Art Studio
Please contact me at 416-574-4405
to set up an appointment
A New Commission!
Below is a black and white photograph of a special place in Muskoka for Amanda and Adam. This image will be painted in colour so my challenge is to work with my client to determine the mood and time of day to emulate in this commissioned painting. Will it be the cool colours of a frosty morning or the finish of a winter's day? Or will the colours be warm with the sun peaking through the stream of clouds backed by a vivid blue sky or reflect the glow of a winter's sunset?
I will provide images as the painting progresses.
A New Series
I have always been intrigued with views seen through a window.
By looking from the inside out, am I saying that I am open to new views and ideas, or by looking through an opening am I narrowing what I want to see? Or is this just a comfortable way to enjoy the beautiful and ever changing outdoors?
Standing outside looking into an interior raises different questions. Am I an outsider not invited to step inside? Do I feel uncomfortable with what I see inside? Is there a difference in physical or emotional temperature between the two views? Is there a clash between nature and the artificiality of the interior?
My challenge is to paint this series in a way that will encourage you to analyze your unique reactions to the interior and exterior views and how they relate to each other. Or perhaps you will choose just to sit back and enjoy the view!
This image is the first painting of this series. It is incomplete. I invite you to follow where this goes!
Below are two completed images for this series. The outsider is looking in. When looking at these paintings what do you feel?