Older Distinctions Portfolio

15"x22"-Water Media

Through the Gate

 15"x22" -Mixed Aqueous Media Regional Manitowish Waters Exhibition, 2016.
15"x22" - Water Media

Lily Pads and Dragonflies II

 15"x22" - Mixed Aqueous Media
8"x22" - Water Media

Sunset Water Media Sketch

 8"x22" - Mixed Aqueous Media Regional Manitowish Waters Exhibition, 2016.
22"x15"-Water Media

Suspended Water Media Sketch

 22"x15"-Mixed Aqueous Media Regional Manitowish Waters Exhibition, 2016.
22"x15" - Water Media

Dragonfly Water Media Sketch

 22"x15" - Mixed Aqueous Media Regional Manitowish Waters Exhibition, 2016.
 15"x22" - Mixed Water Media

Water Media Sketch

15"x22" - Mixed Aqueous Media Regional Manitowish Waters Exhibition, 2016.
Pink Diamonds

Pink Diamonds

 Mixed Aqueous Media On Paper

Road To The Mountains

 Mixed Aqueous Media On Paper “Road To The Mountains” has been accepted into the International Society of Acrylic Painters on-ine...
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

40x30 on 300# watercolor paper Juror Michelle Grabner a Crown Family Professor at The School of the Art Institute of...
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

Juried National Exhibition. “Reaching Out.”  TRAHC 31st Annual.  Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.  Texarkana, TX  "Magic Carpet" was accepted...
Judge Tom Francesconi, signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, juried in “Dancing Dragonflies and Waterlilies”  into the Red River Watercolor Societies International Exhibition.  My work has been rejected repeatedly for this prestigious exhibition so I am very excited to have one of my paintings be part of this exhibition.

Dancing Dragonflies and Waterlilies

Judge Tom Francesconi, signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, juried in “Dancing Dragonflies and...
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...