Artist Profile

Christine Chaise Greenwood

Medium: Acrylics and mixed media

Description:  I paint to be here, now, and to narrate a story that words can't express

Christine is a native French certified teacher from Paris with 28 years of teaching experience in public and private schools in France and Connecticut. She was educated in France where she received her degrees in elementary school and special education, other undergraduate studies comprise psychology in Connecticut. Christine is also an artist and has taught French, Art in French, Acting in French in various schools and institutions in the Hartford area, including Farmington Valley Art Center, Thompson Brook, Roaring Brook and Pine Grove schools in Avon, Kingswood Oxford middle school in West Hartford, Farmington and Simsbury continuing education for children and adults. She served as an adjunct professor of French at the University of Hartford and was the founder and director of the French American Nursery School in Avon, CT from 1998 - 2006. Christine started to paint in 1994. She has exhibited her work in various jury selected fine art shows and galleries in New England including: Glastonbury Fine Art and Craft show, CT New Britain American Fine Art and Craft show, CT Canton Artists Guild Gallery, CT West Hartford Art and Craft show, CT Farmington Valley Arts Center Gallery, CT Old Lyme Fine Art Show, CT Provincetown Fine Art Show, MA Pia Sjolin Design Canton, CT Art for Haiti Art Space Gallery Hartford, CT In addition to her fine art, Christine is designing and creating metal and glass sculptures. _________________ "In Dreams, Laws Of Reality Don't Exist" I paint to be here, now, and to narrate a story that words can't express. One of the many pleasures I experience from creating images is to explore the thin line between controlled technique and accidental effect. Most of my paintings contain a blend of the two. My work is a mix of realistic and surrealistic styles. I like abstract painting because it suggests and touches the imagination, it has the ability to turn an impression into an image, an image into an impression. It allows me the freedom to say and to feel more with less boundaries. My art work has so much energy drawn from the subconscious that I usually need time and perspective to decipher the symbols and images. I often begin drawing or painting with no preconceived ideas, and I project my spontaneous visions on the paper with no interference from the intellect. The best part of a finished piece is the story telling and the emotional reaction from my viewers. I started to paint in 1994, without any previous formal training. Contact: Christine Chaise Greenwood 860-677-6839 860-335-3580

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