Societies & associations:
The Wildlife Art Society International
Association of Animal Artists
Associate of The Guild Society of Artists AGSA
About the artist:
Christina has had experience of working in many different mediums before settling on watercolour as her medium of choice. Watercolour poses constant challenges to the artist and yet, paradoxically, has an amazing ability to paint itself!
After many years of painting an eclectic mix of subjects, Christina discovered the joy of painting wildlife and nature, taking inspiration from the many birds seen around the feeder in her garden, waterbirds on rivers and lakes and birds in the wilder places of Florida in the United States.
Christina is constantly inspired by what Mother Nature provides as her subject matter and also by studying the work of other artists. Colour and light play an enormous part in her work, and she strives to achieve a level of drama using both those elements. More recently, she has been driven to produce work which has a narrative quality, as opposed to straightforward portraiture.
“ I work almost exclusively from my own reference photographs. I feel it is important to me
as an artist to have seen for myself the subjects of my paintings, ideally in their natural habitat. I am not striving to produce a photo realist painting. I prefer to combine detailed subjects with an impressionistic background. Photographs are used for information only.”
Ultimately, Christina’s goal is to achieve a high level of technical proficiency and to be the best that she can be in what she does, developing her own style along the way, and encouraging others to discover the delights of painting for themselves.
Christina is a member of The Wildlife Art Society International, a member and former trustee of the Association of Animal Artists and an Associate of The Guild Society of Artists, (AGSA).
At the Association of Animal Artists Spring exhibition in 2017, ‘The Last Lemon’ won the World Wildlife category prize and ‘Precious’ was the runner up in the British Wildlife category.
In addition to the above, Christina has recently taken a seat on the Fine Art Committee, which is part of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Christina was delighted and honoured to receive the 2018 ‘Inaugural Chairman’s Award’ at the Association of Animal Artists Spring exhibition in Frodsham, Cheshire, and also to receive a ‘Highly Commended’ for her watercolour painting ‘There Is Always One’. For a full list of exhibitions and awards, please visit my website.