Artist Biography

About Your Instructor

Christine has taught art workshops and classes for over 25 years. With her strong foundation of a classic art education plus years spent as a professional artist Christine understands how to guide students to their maximum learning potential. Known for her colorful and dramatic oils, Christine's awards include Best of Show at Telluride Plein Air, Plein Air Texas, and Bath County Plein Air. Students of Christine's have gone on to win top awards at competitions and have a successful career in the arts.

Select Shows, Awards and Honors

2022
PRINCIPLE GALLERY Solo Show, Charleston, SC
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL - Steamboat Art Museum, CO
OLMSTED PLEIN AIR - Best Nocturne Award, Best Olmsted Landscape Award, GA
PLEIN AIR TELLURIDE, CO
EASTON PLEIN AIR, MD
DOOR COUNTY PLEIN AIR, WI
EN PLEIN AIR TEXAS
SMOKIES PLEIN AIR, TN

2021
PRINCIPLE GALLERY Solo Show, Charleston, SC
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL - Escondido Museum, CA
YELLOWSTONE Invitational Artist in Residence, Idaho Art Lab
PLEIN AIR TELLURIDE
DRIGGS PLEIN AIR, JUROR
FACULTY - Plein Air LIVE
EN PLEIN AIR TEXAS - Grand Prize
BOOTH MUSEUM ART GALA SHOW
PLEIN AIR TELLURIDE - Awarded "Best Seller" Status for 6th consecutive year

2020
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL - Award of Excellence
PLEIN AIR SALON - Top 20 (Yearly) Finalist; 4th place overall
BOLD BRUSH AWARD - Best of Show Award, Fine Art Studio Online (FASO) June Competition 29th
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL - RS Hanna Gallery,
PRINCIPLE GALLERY - "Nature/Humanity" 2 person show with Kyle Stuckey, September, Charleston, SC

2019
PLEIN-AIR TELLURIDE - Best of Show Award
BATH COUNTY PLEIN AIR - First Place/Best of Show Award
FACULTY - Plein Air Convention, San Francisco
FACULTY - Plein Air South, Port St. Joe, FL
INTERNATIONAL ARC SALON - Plein Air Honorable Mention Award
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL SHOW

2018
PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE COVER AND FEATURE ARTICLE
PRELUDE TO A PAINTING - Scott Christensen Studio, Demo and Small Works Show
BROADWAY GALLERY SOLO SHOW - Alexandria, VA
OLMSTED INVITATIONAL - Best Light (Cezanne) Award
EN PLEIN AIR TEXAS
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL - Best Landscape Award

2017
PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA - Finalist, Non-commissioned Portrait Category, Member’s Show
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL - Artistic Award of Excellence
PLEIN AIR SOLOMONS, MD - Best Cove Point Sunrise Painting
RICHMOND PLEIN AIR - First Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Award in Show
PLEIN-AIR BUCKS COUNTY, PA - Honorable Mention in Show, First Place Award Quick Draw
26th OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL SHOW - Merit Awards in each category at the Quick Paint.