MY NAME IS CHRISTINE
I believe the beauty of abstract art is its unpredictability. Just like life, I believe its success is based on being in the moment. There is no plan or agenda, but a freedom in letting go and allowing our emotions to create the art itself.
I bring a unique juxtaposition to my art from my career as a graphic designer. Steeped in design, I naturally start a piece by sectioning it into thirds. Once the structure is set, there is a freedom that ensues, and the canvas become an arrangement for all the things I love. The richness of blues, the liveliness of pinks and depth of golden foils, together bring a contrast of colours that are often found in my paintings.
I find inspiration from classic artists and strong female impressionistic artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe. I am drawn to their play in colours and their ability to bring tears to my eyes in the presence of their profound work. Their influence is reflected in my objective and non-objective abstract work.
Much of my passion is derived from my relationships and the joyful moments I spend walking my dog, JP, in the Canadian outdoors—specifically, the “golden hour” before sunset. It is a true delight to see the golden light bounce off nature’s palate of bright summer pastels and the richness of autumns hues.
As more of my artwork becomes featured across Ontario in galleries and storefronts, my dream is to shift my career into a full-time artist. It brings me joy knowing my work spreads feelings of happiness, contentment and inspiration when it reaches a new home. I’d love nothing more than to continue painting commissioned and expressive artwork on a full-time basis.