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Christine has been painting for many years, initially with oils but later adding soft pastels as a further interest. She was born in Somerset, attending art classes in the 1970s and taking part in local shows. Although starting out with landscape subjects, Christine found a natural connection to floral themes in the 1990s and began to develop her work from there; passing through a lot of experimental phases with acrylic, pencils and pastels. Floral paintings are a little quiet at present, however, in 2021.

Landscapes are still of much interest and Christine is working to develop a more painterly approach with pastels, although this year (2021) is favouring more oils. Recent subjects have involved a combination of oils with cold wax and oil-bars, which are large oil-painting-sticks. She particularly likes clouds and atmospheric effects, coastlines and water to be included in her work whenever possible. The wide spreading moorlands also offer much material.

Christine has no formal training and "does her own thing", preferring to create a mix of subjects as the mood takes (with almost any medium) rather than be pigeon-holed in one style. She usually prefers to create smaller-sized work. She has lived in Somerset (now North Somerset) all her life.

website: https://christinederrick.com

email: [email protected]

 

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