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2015 Portfolio

22" x 30"
Mixed Media On Paper

Spring’s Kisses

"Crocus" 22" x 30" - Mixed Media On Paper spring doesn't know what time it is she arrives glorious when...
Fishing---Orange-Sunset

the painting is but paint

the painting is but paint the sculpture is but clay music is but notes the sunrise is but the sun...
The Song She Sings

The Song She Sings

singing soul Christine Alfery standing along wilderness before me the strength power beauty and most of all enrichment in my...
Searching for Life's Precious Jewels

The Tight Rope of Life – Searching For and Finding Life’s Precious Jewels- copy

Life is full of precious jewels seek search discover them treasure them share them with others store them for stormy...
Don't Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In

“Fence" has selected as a finalist in the Abstract/Experimental category of The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition. The top...
 40x30 on 300# watercolor paper

Rubies In The Midnight Sky/The Journey

"Rubies In The Midnight Sky/The Journey" is going to Art Basel-Miami, the Artblend Gallery display, Spectrum Exhibition space. Pretty exciting!...
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

"Magical Moments" warm soft yellow light floods the room windows shadow stretched across the floor crystals catching the sun making...
Juror Michelle Grabner a Crown Family Professor  at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, just juried my work “The Wall”  into the “Alive In The Arts” exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts in Plymouth WI.  I am honored that Michelle Grabner juried my work into the exhibition I have been following her career for some time. About a year ago she co-curated an exhibition at the MOMA which I had the honor of viewing part of – and in one of the blogs I participate in we discussed at length your curating abilities.  She was a challenge to discuss and I learned from the entire experience.  Again I am honored to have her and her experiences in my life and that she chose one of my works for this exhibition.
“The Wall”  is another work from my “Ladders and Fences” series.  I have created a book with poems written for this series and hope that at some point I will be able to have a solo exhibition somewhere in Wisconsin exhibiting all these works.  Wisconsin Poet Mary Wehner from Sheboygan wrote a poem to go with this piece.  I am posting it below.  Her poem is not at all like my thought process of the artwork but what a delight to read her version of what she saw in my work.

The Wall and Poem “Blooming”

"Blooming" stones jeweled in the garden wall some veined with history some polished new an agate splashed backdrop for hollyhock...
The Magic Of Fireflies

The Magic Of Fireflies

 30x60 2015 Magical Landscapes Series can i be excused? she asks not waiting for a reply scampering off grabbing a...
Embrace-Wonder

1000×1000 yes yes yes….es

… wonder anywhere … over there up ward pierce tangled todays journeys embraced … search dancing inky black skies step...
Nancy Lamers, Professor of Art at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a juror judged two works for Best of Show. "This award was the most difficult to choose because I had to select from two marvelous pieces by the same - artists. “Campfire" is equally compelling as a painting in a different medium. "Campfire" was given an honorable mention, but it could just have well been best of show.  Ultimately, "Fish'n" was chosen for its playful use of the watercolor medium.  Christine experiments successfully with a abroad array of media-handling techniques her assured gesture, use of line and color keep the viewer's eyes actively moving across the surface, and contrast of transparent and opaque color masses resulted in a painting that both makes one think and is visually pleasurable." Nancy Lamers stated that the "acrylic gesture, of "Campfire" united to give the impression of the campfire.  Without a title to aid the viewer, the painting is just as fine.  Mark making, dragging the tool energetically through paint, is a delightful kinesthetic experience for the viewer, surely as it was for the artist while creating.  Light, dark contrast and textural changes, from barely noticeable to dynamic, add complexity.

Fish’n

Nancy Lamers, Professor of Art at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a juror judged two works for Best of...
Campfire

Campfire

 Nancy Lamers, Professor of Art at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a juror judged two works for Best of...
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