About Christine . . .
I am a self-taught Christchurch artist. I have always been creative having owned a wedding decorating business and having a strong interest in interior design
I paint semi-abstract landscapes that are earthy and textural.
They are inspired by our New Zealand landscape, particularly Central Otago, Mackenzie Country and Canterbury.
My works are descriptive of landforms shaped by both natural forces and man. Weathering, erosion and human activity lead to an ever-changing terrain.
There is often a touch of both flora and water in my paintings that allude to the idea of the land sustaining life. These also help to soften the painting and give it movement.
The paintings have layers of colour and texture through which I chisel, scrape, eliminate, add back and interact with the painting to reveal the essence of a landscape.
My artworks are held in corporate and private residences throughout New Zealand.
Little River Gallery, Little River, Canterbury
McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine
2021 November 5-7: Selected FINALIST King's College Art Exhibition (Auckland)
2021 October 2-16: Selected FINALIST Tasman National Art Awards (Mapua)
2021 September 17-18 Mount Pleasant Art Exhibition (Christchurch)
2021 July 5-30: Ashburton Society of Arts 57th Annual Exhibition
2021 June 17-20: Cashmere Primary Art Show (Christchurch)
2021 May 1-25: Second SOLO Exhibition Little River Gallery (Canterbury)
2021 February: GUEST TUTOR Mark-Making Workshop (Queenstown Arts Centre)
TIMELINE Past Years
2020 November: WINNER of the Arts Canterbury Juried Exhibition (Christchurch)
2020 August 1-26: First SOLO Exhibition Little River Gallery (Canterbury)
2019 November: Selected FINALIST in the Arts Gold Awards (Central Otago)
2019 August: CO-CURATOR St Bede's Art Show (Christchurch)
2019 June: Selected FINALIST in the RSM Law Plunket Art Show (Timaru)
2018 February: WINNER of the Morant Foundation New Art Award (Christchurch)
On-going various GROUP exhibitions Christchurch