Memorial Chicken 6 x 6 pastel pastel
A Parsons trained designer, Cristine had a long career in graphic design, but felt it was time to return to her first love – painting - and quickly found pastels. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and serves on the Board of Governors.
She has exhibited at The Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club in New York City; The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio and many other venues in the Northeast.
Cristine’s life unfolded alongside the Hudson River except for a six-year hippie hiatus on a farm in Maine. She now lives in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
She enjoys painting everyday objects, finding what is personal in the things we encounter every day — vintage tools; teacups; our animal friends; piles of produce; piles of anything really, because she loves the rhythm of repetition.
Cristine has her prejudices. She likes to punctuate her work with a sneaky dash of periwinkle; it’s her color. And she had a bitter feud with red for decades. But one summer, at the urging of a bumper crop of tomatoes, Cristine called an emotional truce and began a cascade of red musings that, in hindsight, mystify her.
Parsons School of Design
Riverside Gallery, Garrison, NY — 2013, Honorable Mention; 2016
New Haven Paint and Clay, New Haven, CT — 2014, 2015
Connecticut Pastel Society, Purely Pastel, Lyme Art Assoc., Lyme, CT — 2014, 2015;
2016, Merit Award of Excellence
Connecticut Pastel Society, Renaissance in Pastel, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT — 2014, 2015, 2016
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY — 2014, 2015, 2016
Intl Assoc. of Pastel Societies, online web show — 2014, 2017
Intl Assoc. of Pastel Societies 28th Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY — 2016, Hon. Mention
Pastel Society of America, National Arts Club, NY, NY — 2014; 2016, Pastel Societies West and SW Award; 2017, M.H. Hurlimann Armstrong Award
Hudson Valley Art Association, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY — 2014, 2017
Butler Institute of American Art, Giffuni Gallery, Youngstown, OH — 2014, 2017
Academic Artists Association, Vernon, CT — 2015, Jack Richeson Award; 2016, Dick Blick Award
Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY — 2015, David Wu & Elsie Jeck Key Award
Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH — 2015, Pastel Journal/Senelier Award;
2016 Anchor Award, 2017
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NY, NY — 2015, PSA Award;
2016, Leila G. Sawyer Award
Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY — 2015
Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT — 2017
Vermont Pastel Society, Manchester, VT — 2017, Second Place
Pastel Society of America, Board of Governor’s and Signature Member; Vermont Pastel Society,
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Academic Artists Association, Elected Member
Middlebury, VT 05753