San Anselmo, CA
Painting has always given me great joy and a sense of purpose. I enjoy sharing my vision of Nature and hope that the eyes of the viewer will be opened to the beauty that surrounds us here in Marin County. I feel fortunate to be a an artist and to have Nature as my "office".
For the past twenty-five years Christin's artwork has reflected her appreciation for nature through her landscape painting, both in plein air and in her larger studio works. She paints in the style of classical realism, influenced by the Tonalists as well as contemporary landscape painter Russell Chatham.
Christin's paintings of the Marin County hills and coastal regions reflect her strong connection with the land, and bring to life the unique mood and beauty of each setting. She is especially attracted to the warm colors and elongated shadows that appear in the late afternoon. It has been said that Christin's art work evokes the deep, rich sounds of the cello.
Christin's studio is a part of San Anselmo Artist Studios in the old Isabel Cook Elementary School in San Anselmo. This year she will be the Feature Artist for the 28th annual MarinScapes Art Show at the Escalle Winery in Larkspur. She has participated annually in Marin Open Studios since 1993, and in Ranches and Rolling Hills since 2001 helping to raise funds for protecting farmland for Marin Agricultural Land Trust. She is a founding member of the BayWood Artists (est. 1997), a small group of professional Marin artists that help raise funds for the protection and conservation of land and water through the sale of paintings. This year they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary and partner with OneTam to raise funds to restore, protect and steward Mt.Tamalpais. Christin is an artist member of the prestigious California Art Club, and her work is represented by Holton Studio Gallery, Emeryville. A collection of available paintings are on display at the Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.