Where Dreams Come True
20 x 20 in
Oil on Belgian Linen
Available through Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA 540.341.7376
Having the freedom as a child to ramble and traipse through the countryside to her hearts content, artist Christine Drewyer still finds this practice of exploring the rich beauty of nature a constant in the creative process of her art.
Christine claims the in between times of day, when the light is dramatic and so unexpected and can take one’s breath away, is still the most magical for her. The low areas of the Eastern Shore of Maryland are filled with such extraordinary places of great wonder and ever-changing marshland and waterways. The scene depicted in Where Dreams Come True is a particularly favorite place for her to paint.
“With the exceptionally high levels of rain we’ve experienced this year, I’m finding many new vistas which capture that elusive reflective light where none existed only months before. With my landscapes, I hope to convey a sense of timelessness, a feeling of solidity and endurance and natural beauty,” says Christine.
“With this painting, my objective was to capture the subtle changes in color, what you would see if you were to just stand there for even several moments to see the skies change dramatically until the display is gone in a whisper. The painting is called Where Dreams Come True because often a single moment in time can remind you of that indelible quality of nature which reinforces the idea of the fleeting lifespan juxtaposed against eternity and see them collide and coalesce in that brief encounter of oneness.”
Christine paints in plein air monthly with other members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. “The experience only adds more fuel to the exploration component and bonding with both nature and fellow artists,” says Christine.
Christine is an invited guest blogger for Plein Air Today. Her latest blog is about setting goals.
Most recently, Christine was juried into the very prestigious American Women Artists exhibition “Looking West:Highlighting works by American Women Artists.” The venue is Steamboat Springs Museum. Exhibition dates are May 24th-September 2nd.
Three-Person Exhibition at Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA June 1 -30 2019 Christine hopes to have a minimum of twelve new oil paintings for this exhibition.
Women Artists of the West 49th Annual Invitational Exhibition (waow.org) September 12th at Mary Williams Fine Art Gallery, Boulder, CO (marywilliamsfinearts.com)
A Tradition of Excellence: American Women Artists At The RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX ( [email protected]) October 21- December 6, 2019
Christine is a Member of these Fine Art Organizations:
Women Artists of the West – Master, Signature, Emeritus member / Board member
American Women Artists – Signature member / Board Member
National Oil & Acrylics Painters Society – Signature member
Washington Society of Landscape Painters
View More of Christine’s paintings at christinedrewyer.com.