Recent Work by Christine Lashley
Artist’s Statement & Biography:
Christine Lashley’s love for light shows in her award-winning work: swirling water, exuberant florals, dramatic landscapes, and striking portraits. With bold color, Christine paints the immediacy of the moment in oil or watercolor, rendering her images with wet-on-wet painting techniques and flickering brushstrokes. Although realism is important in her work, the mood and atmosphere in a piece is essential. Often Christine will work en plein air, capturing a strong sense of place.
Art is a passion for Christine — even at an early age. As a teen, Christine studied at the Sorbonne and Parsons Art Institute in Paris, France; selling her first oil painting at the American Embassy of Paris Art Show at 16. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, she worked for several years as a muralist, creating art for hospitals and corporations; and theater backdrops for clients such as the Portland Ballet Company.
Christine’s paintings have been shown in solo and group shows in many areas of the country and continue to win top awards. With numerous works in private and corporate collections such as: Nextel, HydroGeoLogic, and The Archdiocese of Washington, DC, her work has also has been featured in many publications including several articles in American Artist Magazine and Elan Magazine.
Christine is a signature member of The Baltimore Watercolor Society, The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, where she served as President for two years. Her work can be seen at Broadway Galleries in Alexandria and Fairfax, and Ayr Hill Gallery in Vienna. She has taught art lessons for over 10 years.