I don’t try and analyse what I do or why I do it. I find that the answers or reasons tend to present themselves some time after the painting is finished.
Sometimes an image will just flash into my head, and will keep resurfacing until it ends up on the canvas.
I believe anonymity, far from showing lack of detail, allows the viewer to dream...
Christine has travelled extensively and draws inspiration from the many places she has visited. From the markets in Ubud Bali, to the rice fields in Vietnam, and the busy streets of Mumbai in India, she captures the local people as they go about their daily lives.
Her love of strong, bold colours is reflected in her paintings. Though the subjects may vary dramatically, their vibrant colours remain the dominant thread.
Christine works in acrylics, and tends to paint more of the female figure, though never in the traditional sense.
It is the ‘essence’ of the person rather than the reality that Christine strives to capture.
“Painting abstracts is an exciting process for me. I love allowing the paint to flow freely and seeing a white canvas evolve into a mixture of colours and textures. I find knowing when to stop is the hardest part!”
“I love the challenge of commission work – interpreting the client’s ideas and bringing them to life on the canvas. I enjoy doing artwork to suit the décor and colours of the home and seeing a blank wall be magically transformed once the painting is hung”.