My creative side has kept me busy with decorating weddings for over a decade. I have also been painting over this time to help me express this creativity and painting has become a passion. I like to expose, reveal and unveil objects/ideas through my art.
I paint semi-abstract art that is earthy and textural. I paint in both soft muted tones, and strong stark contrasting tones. Sometimes colourful, sometimes neutral colours.
My works are all about the layering and revealing of history, weathering and time-passing on both the landscape and of ancient man-made objects that still survive. Many of my paintings allude to ancient cultures.
I have photographed patinas on buildings, ancient tiles on floors, natural organic shapes, textured fabrics and so much more at home and overseas.
These sometimes give me a starting point for each painting. Other times I just start layering paint and creating texture and go on an adventure to see what evolves.
I like to do paintings for homes and offices and will consider commissions.
Some of my favourite artists are: Lawrence Carroll, Antoni Tapies, Mirco Marchelli, JMW Turner.
Work can be purchased by contacting Christine via email or phone.
Or – I work from my home studio Casebrook, Christchurch. You are welcome to call or email for an appointment to view works.