Christine has grown up with a passion for art, and drawing and has been painting, exhibiting and selling her work for over 35 years.
Christine is a multi-award winning artist, represented in many private and corporate collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, England, and Japan as well as being in the collection of our Ex Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, John Anderson.
Christine has painted in many mediums but regards pastel as her favourite, loving the soft luscious strokes, texture and vibrant colours.Born in Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, she has always loved drawing and was inspired while looking at her grandfather’s pastel paintings on the walls of her aunt’s home during her younger years.
Unfortunately, Christine never met her grandfather as he passed on before she was born.Christine studied firstly in oil at TAFE and later studied watercolour at the Victorian Artists Society in Melbourne. She has attended workshops by many of the top award winning, international and Australian artists such as Robert Wade, Greg Allen, Joseph Zubvic, Ron Muller, Ross Paterson, Barbara McManus, Max Wilks, Greg Allen, Catherine Hamilton and others.
Living on the Sunshine Cost in Queensland with her family for the past 20 years, Christine has been inspired by a variety of subjects, figures, portraits, seascapes, flowers and animals.Christine‘s passion is painting figures, and she enjoys portraying her view on the world; like the charm of children at play, or people enjoying the different aspects of life.
Her paintings capture precious moments in everyday life that tell a story, appealing to a wide audience and hence her work is very popular.Christine is a past member of the Watercolour Society of Queensland and the Royal Queensland Art Society.
She has taught watercolour and oil to adult students for over 9 years at the Sunshine Coast Art Group. Christine is a current member of the Pastel Society of Australia. Christine, founder & part owner, successfully owned and operated the Blue Dolphin Gallery for 7 years in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Christine has won many awards and in July 2007 Christine was awarded Master Pastellist status from The Pastel Society of Australia and recently the prestigious Pastellist of the Year Award for 2012 by the Pastel Society of Australia.
Examples of her work have also appeared in the Australian Artist Magazine. Christine is a full time professional artist, exhibiting her work in local galleries in Mooloolaba, Buderim and Noosa and is a sought -after tutor for classes and workshops in pastel.