Christine Marie is a Central Coast, contemporary fine artist focusing on non-representational abstract acrylic on canvas paintings that enjoys experimenting with industrial design techniques, found objects, wine barrels, wood and clay.
Her paintings utilize color and texture to ignite the imagination: eliciting a journey by drawing the viewer in through a suggestion of imagery to evoke emotions, activate memories, inspire story or add purposed ambience to each environment.
Many of them are intended to be multi-directional and interpreted through the perspective of the viewers’ memories and life experiences.
Her work is featured in group and solo exhibits, as well as a limited number of select fundraising efforts each year.
Curation of artist exhibits, retail events, corporate and private sector collection development and consulting
Artist, creative industry and small business consulting through Mission Community Services Corp/Mission Women's Business Center
Custom Commissioned Art Pieces
Growing up on the Central Coast of California there was a lot to draw from. The landscape was beautiful and life was simple.
Seeking a bolder and brighter landscape—more color and culture--pulling her towards the city with a hunger to explore.
Christine moved to Southern California where she could still enjoy the beauty of the beach, but with the diversity, culture and vibrant life-force of the city that she craved--it felt like home.
Christine's love of the arts isn't limited to creating them. She's worked as programs manager for the SLO County Arts Council, has been a supporter of programs that elevate the arts, arts healing and its benefits through organizational programs with Veterans Voices, Opera SLO, Central Coast Autism Spectrum, SLO Earth Day Fair and Music Festival, The SLO Jazz Festival & Fall Fest, The Chapman Foundation and Veterans Angels.
As the years passed and the visual arts, music and performing arts began to grow in San Luis Obispo County, she returned saying,“I love the life force that emanates from the city. The layered elements of diversity and cultures weave a rich tapestry of exciting possibilities, experiences and inspiration.
It's thrilling that so many of the things that fuel my spirit and ignite my imagination now exist within this amazing landscape.” --Christine Marie