Opening Reception: a small bright spot/ William Christine
December 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artist William Christine –
Watercolors and Oils
“For the past several years I have created small watercolor studies based on a richly textured, tumbledown meadow garden of native plants that my wife has created. I let my compositional ideas grow from these studies while elaborating on the potential of rhythms created by the vegetation and the variety of color offered by asters, brown eyed susans, cardinal flowers, ironweed, beebalm, echinacea, great blue lobelia, and sea oats, among others. During this unsettling time of pandemic and divisiveness the process of hunkering down in my backyard and relating the beauty I see in this bit of landscape has been a sustaining tonic for me.”
William Christine has focused on landscape painting for most of his career. As an undergraduate in 1974 he spent a pivotal semester at the Artists for Environment foundation where he studied with Bob Kulicke, Lois Dodd, and David Dewey. In 1990 he received the MFA degree from Brooklyn College. Christine has shown his work at various museums and galleries in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC areas for many years. His works are held in numerous collections including the Readers Digest Corporate Collection, the Segal Museum, and the Allentown Art Museum. Recent works have focused on creating rhythmic color sequences inspired by his wife’s native flower gardens.