Elevate your art collection with pieces that embody the soulful melodies of life. Christine, a distinguished and award-winning abstract painter rooted in the vibrant artscape of Washington DC, is renowned for her distinct fusion of music into her masterpieces. Each painting serves as a tangible reflection of her musical journey, vividly expressed through a vibrant spectrum of colors, invoking emotions that transcend the confines of the canvas.
Guided by an unwavering connection to music, Christine initiates every artistic endeavor by immersing herself in a musical genre that mirrors her emotions. Her intuitive selection of a color palette is a direct manifestation of her profound resonance with the music she explores. With the use of acrylic paints, pastels, charcoal, and oil paint sticks, she orchestrates her creations on canvas, breathing life into her musical inspirations. Occasionally, she ventures into paper-based exploration. Her artistry extends beyond mere color; it mirrors the diverse musical genres that ignite her creativity. The influence of jazz manifests in tranquil blues, while the vigor of hard rock translates into bold reds and deep blues, and alternative tunes inspire a palette of pinks and neutrals. For Christine, painting is an intimate dialogue with music, a language she has fluently spoken since her youth. Each relocation in her formative years brought new surroundings, but music remained a steadfast companion, ultimately becoming an integral part of her identity both as an individual and as an artist.
Collectors of her art experience a profound immersion in waves of energy, joy, and upliftment. These emotions are not mere happenstance; they are a testament to Christine's inherent optimism and zest for life. Every stroke on her canvas serves as a reflection of her inner state. Embark on a visual symphony through Christine's art, where each piece becomes a heartfelt note from her musical soul to yours. Invest in art that doesn't just communicate but sings. Her artistic vision is subtly influenced by the legacy of abstract art luminaries, including Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, and Joan Mitchell.
Beyond the Canvas
Christine's multidimensionality extends beyond her studio. She holds a BA in Economics and Social Science from Michigan State University and an MBA in Marketing from American University. Recently retired from Microsoft, Christine is enjoying the ability to invest more time in her art practice as well as other passion projects. Christine currently cohosts a podcast called Refirement Life - available on all the major podcast players. Refirement Life is all about living with greater joy and purpose. Christine is also a founding board member of the Ted Rullo Foundation, which champions the cause of empowering future leaders through college scholarships.
Listen to an excerpt of the Artist Talk @Maryland Hall for Creative Arts.
For this exhibit, I had imagined people enjoying the music and learning more about the painting inspiration. This mother-daughter moment was a highlight for me as an artist.
I have an IGTV channel which shares painting process videos and an art studio tour. Check it out here.
In July, I was recognized with the Microsoft Painting Award. There were six categories of artwork and my I was recognized for the painting category amongst 400 other applicants. . This show was juried by the curators of the Microsoft Art Collection. It was quite a thrill and they produced this video in recognition of the award.
This was a poetry performance which supported the "What is ours?" exhibition at the Sandy Spring Museum in September 2020. The poem is a tribute to my great grandparents their meeting in Italy and subsequent life raising a family in the States.