Pastel | Oil | Watercolour
It is likely that you have come across many artists whose source of inspiration is nature in all its’ glory. For me, however, it is the sense of wonder itself that is the driving force behind my work.
Every day I take great joy in the discovery of a beautiful shape, an unexpected combination of color, or a simple object transformed by a shaft of sun. It is not about finding beauty, but beauty finding me…sometimes in unusual subjects.
As a landscape painter, it is necessary for me to paint en plein air, as well as in the studio. When I go out, I feel a deep connection with our surroundings, whether in rugged canyons, or in carefully cultivated gardens. Sometimes simply stepping outside and gazing upwards at an impossibly blue sky, or losing myself in a carpet of stars is enough to forge a bond.
As time has gone by and I have become more adept in my work, the focus has shifted from the rendering of a specific place to the quality of light as it dances across the landscape. Dappled, dazzling full brilliance, subtle and moody, glorious and glowing, and night’s inky mystery …all moods catch my eye. This gets me excited and engaged every time! It is my life’s work to share that sense of wonder and joy with others.
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
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Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
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About The Artist
Growing up in NY State’s Hudson Valley, the easy access to Manhattan’s world class museums and galleries, and close proximity to the art colony of Woodstock, influenced and inspired Christine Debrosky to pursue a career in art. Her first medium was watercolor, gifted from her parents, who recognized her talent, and oil lessons followed as well. Early on, her work was commended by Lowry Sims, a curator of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Encouraged, she started exhibiting and painting en plein air in all seasons, learning about color, light, and pigments. She then took a workshop in pastel, which marked a change in her work, to a looser, more impressionist bent, which started to earn her rainbows of ribbons and numerous exhibition opportunities. Gallery representation, as well as invitations to show with such groups as American Women Artists, and L”Art du Pastel en France echoed her growing career. She has earned signature status with numerous groups, such as the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America and was inducted in to Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Her work has been included in numerous national and international magazines such as American Artist, the Pastel Journal, Pratique des Artes, Southwest Art, and PleinAir magazine, as well as on the set of “Nights in Rodanthe” a Hollywood movie .She has been listed in Who’s Who of American Art since 1995, is published world- wide by Winn Devon, and is in the collections of numerous universities and corporations , such as Standard & Poor’s, and Pfizer Chemical, to name two. In 2014, she was one of ten American artists invited to exhibit with Societe des Pastellistes de France, an organization which boasted Edgar Degas as one of the original members. She was further honored by the group to have one of her paintings selected for the invitations, posters, and billboards advertising the show.
A decade ago, a life changing move to Arizona marked a change in palette, and further understanding of natural light. Wanting to share her accumulated experience, she has taught for over 30 years, in numerous locations across America, as well as in Venice and Tuscany Italy, and Burgundy France. She has participated in many plein air events, including as a faculty member of the Plein Air Convention 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is always happy to return to her North Arizona home, where she lives with husband Wayne, replete with a custom dream studio. There, overlooking the red rock glow of Sedona, the abundant sunlight, jewel toned shadows and nuanced greys of the high desert inspire continued learning and sharing.
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