Christine is from Chicago, Illinois and lived there until 1982.  She currently resides in San Diego, California  and paints in her studio at The Bekin Workspace.

For the past 20 years, she has pursued her passion for painting, studying at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and San Diego, UCSD Extension as well as the Art Academy of San Diego.  She is a member of the collective TWA (Time For Women Artists) a women's art group exhibiting and supporting each other as professionals and creating a community of empowered female artists in Southern California.  

Christine's paintings are figurative abstracts on canvas, using acrylics, oils, charcoal and graphite. "I don't just paint figures.  They are figures exuding an emotion.  What the emotion is, is for the viewer to realize.  My abstracts also are derived from an emotion.  I try to translate this to the viewer by using color as well as line, shape, and composition intuitively.  When I am painting in my studio, I am unaware of time, of how and exactly when a painting is completely done.  It is a constant dialogue with the canvas and an ever-flowing stream of varying feelings."  Christine is inspired by artists such as Nathan Oliviera, Antoni Tapies, Franz Kline, Cy Twombly and Basquiat.  

In addition to participating in Artwalk San Diego for the last 15 years, Christine has exhibited, donated, and sold her work throughout Southern California at both juried and non-juried venues.  Her paintings are in numerous private collections.  She is a member of the San Diego Art Institute and The La Jolla Athenaeum.