|The Blue Boat, Meragissey
About Christine Anderson
Born in Melbourne.
Studied Art at PLC and later at the Victorian Artists Society from 1982 for several years under renowned tutors such as David Taylor, Joseph Zbukvic, Herman Pekel and Alvaro Castagnet, with a traditional approach to watercolour.
In 2000, commenced an innovative painting course with Ron Reynolds, studying more about design in acrylic, oil and mixed media.
Influenced by Cezanne, Diebenkorn, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Morandi, Nicholson, Peploe and De Stael.
Christine's subject matter is generally boats and harbours, buildings and street scenes, with the occasional flower painting. Christine has won numerous awards.
She has travelled extensively in Europe, parts of Asia and more recently in Morocco.
Societies and Guilds:
- Member of Watercolour Society of Victoria since1990
- Member of Australian Guild of Realist Artists since 1995
- Founding and exhibiting member of Kaleidoscope Art Group
- Kew Gallery, Kew
- David Sumner Gallery, Adelaide
- Featured in many "invitation only" exhibitions
- In 1995, was invited and took part in the Chinese-Australian Watercolour Exchange Exhibition in Taipei and Australia
- Accepted an invitation in 2000 to exhibit in a special exhibition at Armadale for the Special Kids with terminal illnesses
- In 2004,exhibited in a joint exhibition with Helen Goldsmith at the David Sumner Gallery in Toorak Gardens, Adelaide
- Upcoming exhibition with Kaleidoscope - 16th - 27th of July, 2008 at AGRA.
Represented in private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas.
Christine would describe herself as a figurative colourist. Her paintings require strong structure based on compositional drawing she does. She experiments with new ideas, leaning towards the contemporary. Mostly she aims to capture the local colour, whilst at other times, the colour is arbitrary.