About the Artist
Christine is a Toronto based artist who paints abstracted landscapes and cityscapes. She is a graduate of York University’s Visual Arts program and has continued her studies in regular workshops with Harold Klunder, Peter Kolisnyk, Brian Atyeo, John Leonard, and Steve Rose at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, Bridgewater Artist Retreat and at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts. In 2012 Christine was invited to join the Ontario Society of Artists , a professional artists association for 150 years. Christine has successfully shown in numerous art galleries and Juried shows . She has participated in the "Artist in Residence Programme" with the Halton Region Conservation Authority at Crawford Lake, Halton,
Christine was an active volunteer at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Rental and Sales division for 12 years. Her role was to consult with AGO clients to help them select art for their homes or businesses. Christine is actively involved with the Toronto Art scene and a diverse group of fellow artists. She produces her paintings in a variety of sizes to accommodate both corporate and home clientele. Christine can paint commissioned pieces, work with clients in an art consultant capacity or work with your interior designer.
Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and Australia.
She is currently represented by the A.G.O. Art Rental & Sales, Simple Serendipity, PI Fine Art and Denison Gallery .
Painting Process and Tools
Christine paints special places she has experienced or imagined. She paints simple shapes that show her playful and unconventional view of country, city and water. She paints intuitively, simplifying the subject into un-cluttered shapes that are somewhat representational and yet also somewhat vague. This is to encourage the viewer to fill in the details with their own vision: a vision that could accommodate the mental imagery and mood of their personal place or memory.
I work with thick acrylic paint because I am particularly interested in the surface of a painting and how it relates to colour and shape. I build the work with multiple layers of colour, creating texture, using non traditional tools for both paint application and removal. It is intuitive and fun to manipulate the gooey thick paint, using putty knives, awls and scrapers, creating bumps, hollows and surprises hidden under layers of paint. At times I will use a brush!!
BEST OF SHOW, John B. Aird Gallery, Ontario Society of Artists Juried Show
HONOURABLE MENTION, Mississauga Art Gallery, V.A.M. Juried Show
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Impact 2007
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Summer 2000
The Hamilton Spectator, April, 2013, Time to Spring Into Auction
Oakville Beaver, Nov. 4, 2005, Artists combine talents to portray Crawford Lake Conservation Area
The Compass, Sept. 2, 2005, Through the Eyes of an Artist at Crawford Lake
The Hamilton Spectator, July, 2020, Landscapes and Still Life Highlights
'I paint commissions that capture a client’s memories of special events, places, celebrations or interests that they treasure. Using their photo references or stories , I interpret their experiences into an artwork that will be valued for its quality, uniqueness and the memories it evokes whenever it is viewed.
I work in acrylic on canvas and have a preference to use the process I am most experienced at to develop the artwork. I provide images of the ‘work in progress’ to ensure that you will be delighted with the commissioned piece.
Rates are based on size and the complexity of its subject matter. I invite you to have a look at the ‘Commissions Gallery' to see a sample of some of the work I have done.
I have completed and delivered this 36 x 84 inch commission. The size alone has been challenging. This commission provided me with an opportunity to push my technical and conceptual skills. It has been an incredible journey and a partnership with the client.....and we are both delighted with how it complements this beautifull room
More completed commissions