We had a wonderful time with Christine at her house in Birchgrove where Fiona and I were treated to a beautiful homemade lunch with Christine and her husband, Marius. What a generous and lovely couple. Their house is full of amazing art, painted by Christine or collected over the years making it a treasure trove of curiosities.
Christine is a full time working artist, exhibiting regularly in solo and group shows and teaches workshops too. Busy lady. Check out her website for more information.
'I am a figurative, still life artist who paints in Acrylic on stretched canvas.
My work builds upon other Australian still life painters such as Margaret Preston in the use of Australian flora in the restricted workspace of the domestic environment.
My current practice has pushed these limitations with a more esoteric staging that still holds a tangible quality, within the viewer's immediate spatial boundaries and with concrete reality. While at once centred and stable, the fragility of the environment is expressed through the use of delicate dried flowers and bush fire-blackened, banksia.
The symmetry and balance of the works is a quest for calm amidst the current world uncertainty. The use of reflection and transparency is both a literal and spiritual call for truth and serenity.'
Happy listening and thanks again Christine x