Christine paints abstract/semi-realistic works influenced by the harbour, ocean and myriad waterways that surround us in Sydney - its working harbour, docks, piers, jetties and tidal pools, with their weather worn timbers, peeling layers of paint and glistening reflecting light.
She is drawn to the organic shapes of pebbles, sand and rock. Her approach is spontaneous and instinctive and she uses a variety of materials and tools and is most recently exploring the inclusion of found objects in her work - leaves, shells, seaweed and crockery she has discovered along the shoreline.
In contrast to her uncomplicated approach to the actual painting process, she names her paintings in a "dictionary entry" style - so formal and exact it is an amusing discrepancy.
Christine has been working under the directorship of Annette Pringle as part of the "Edge" atelier and has exhibited successfully as part of that group and independently.
EDGE II (2003) Mary Place, Paddington, opened by David Stewart-Hunter,
President of the Art Gallery Society of NSW
TERRAPENTA (2003) Avalon, a smaller but equally successful Edge group exhibition
EDGE IV (2004) Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, opened by
David Stewart-Hunter, President of the Art Gallery Society of NSW
ELEMENTS (2005) Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle
sixchixpix (2005) MLC Gallery, Ultimo
martha's, Castlecrag (currently until 3rd December 2005)
Strathfield Eco Art Prize
Manly Village PS, 2002 & 2004
Warringah Art Exhibition 2003 & 2004
Palm Beach Art Show
Manly Vale PS Environmental Exhibition (Commendation)
Vision, Queenwood Girls High School 2004 & 2005
St Thomas’ Art and Craft Show, Willoughby
St Ignatius Art and Craft Show, Riverview
Art for Art, St Augustine’s, Brookvale
Balmain Art and Craft Show
Village Living, Avalon
Art Sydney 06
Zest Style Gallery, Moore Park Super Centre