Christine is a professional art therapist with a Master’s Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. The core beliefs of this profession, including stressing process over product and using art as a vehicle for self-expression, are important in her artwork. Spending many years teaching art to others and helping people through art therapy, she only recently began exhibiting her artwork. Today she works primarily as an artist, continuing to practice art therapy on a part time basis. Her life experiences, including sharing art with others, are translated into her artwork.
Christine lives in Chesapeake, VA and shares her life with her husband, Ben, and their two cats Mango and Lil Kitty. When Christine is not making art, she says she is thinking about making art and deepening her connection to nature by hiking and running.
2012 Best in Show, Dia de lo Muertos: The Art of Remembrance, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2012 Fifth Place, Small Work: Miniatures by Hampton Roads Artists , Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
2012 Best in Show, Mid Atlantic Art Exhibition, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
2011 Third Place Assemblage, Small Works, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
2011 Best in Show, Recycled Art Show,Virginia Beach Humane Society, Virginia Beach VA
2010 Honorable Mention, TAA Juried Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2009 Second Place,Assemblage, Small Works, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
2008 Award of Excellence, Celebrate The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International, NY
2008 Third Place Assemblage, Small Works, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
2005 Honorable Mention, Somerset Artist Association Juried Show, Somerset Gallery, Somerset, NJ
2000 Award of Excellence, Icarus International Art Show, Glenn Eure Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
2000 Best In Show, TAA Juried Members Show, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
M.S. Art Therapy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
B.A. Psychology and Art,Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA