About Christine Parker
Christine Parker‘s impressionistic works exude a potent lust for life and the immersion of nature’s boundless allure. Her body of work encompasses many oil paintings of abstract landscapes, and still life‘s teeming with texture, color and transcendence. With Parker’s deft hand, an image as seemingly unsophisticated as a table with flowers and a cup of coffee placed on it can exude complexity with its intricate mixtures of fragile hues and brittle textural qualities. These aspects also endow parker’s paintings with a distinctive rustic appeal reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. Parker’s landscape paintings appear derived from a succession of broad and rough brushstrokes which give the environments they portray an ethereal, almost dreamlike translucency. Looking upon her works, viewers may find themselves wondering if her paintings are visions of the natural world through teary eyes manifested by strong emotions of either elation or despair. What is for certain, ultimately, is that Parker’s prove no less than wondrous visions of worldly domains.
“I studied art at the Art Student’s League of New York and have shown my paintings in NYC at the Grey Dog Coffee Shop and Joe the Art of Coffee in solo shows and in group exhibitions in NYC, Connecticut and New Jersey. My black and white painting “French Restaurant” received an honorable mention award at the June 1 through 30, 2017 exhibition of ViewPoints 20017 at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ. Subject matter is almost anything that resonates with me, especially lately, beach cottages, cityscapes and animals. I paint with oils and acrylics on canvas or gessoboard. Color is, in itself, a reason to put paint on canvas. I love to see the interaction of colors and how one color can influence the entire painting.“
I feel fortunate to be able to express myself through art and constantly feel the desire to paint. Painting allows me to share my feelings about what I come in contact with in my life with those who view my art. It is rewarding to hear that when people see natural beauty they think of my paintings. I feel that through viewing what I’ve painted, they can see outside their own vision.
My paintings express my inner response to the external world. I paint what I feel, not necessarily what is in front of me. I love working with color and am fascinated with the feeling a change of color can bring to a painting. I begin my paintings based on life or a photo and soon the process of making choices of colors or placement of shapes take over.
I enjoy painting in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels and experimenting with pattern and color through collage. Most of my work is done in the studio, but my mind’s eye is always at work wherever I go.