ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
About the Artist
Christine changed her career focus in 1997 from the corporate world to a full time commitment to painting. She is a graduate from York University’s Creative Arts program and has studied with Harold Klunder, Peter Kolisnyk, Brian Atyeo, John Leonard, David Hannan, and Steve Rose at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, Bridgewater Artist Retreat and at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts. She has participated in the "Artist in Residence Programme" with the Halton Region Conservation Authority at Crawford Lake, Halton, Ontario. Christine was accepted as a member to the Ontario Society of Artists in 2012.
She was on the Board of Directors for the Neilson Park Creative Centre for several years. Christine was an active volunteer at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Rental and Sales division for 12 years where she consulted with AGO clients to help them select art for their homes or offices. 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 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 Tracey Capes Fine Art, PI Fine Art, Denison Gallery and A.G.O. Art Rental & Sales in Toronto.
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
'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