Christine Harrison

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UK based artist Christine Harrison’s expressive abstract paintings are a direct response to the interplay of senses, emotion and place. Observation is distilled into colour and movement, evoking mood and atmosphere. The dance between controlled form and intuitive gesture is a defining element of her work. Figurative work is inspired by landscape and human history. Unusual viewpoints, overlooked details and glimpsed interiors intrigue her as the work becomes a bridge through time. Christine works en plein air to make iPad drawings or small paintings which inform larger work in the studio. She paints in acrylic, creating layers using sgraffito, glazing and the addition of metal leaf, oil pastel or inks. Christine’s practice has focussed on painting, printmaking and mosaic installations for the last 15 years. She has exhibited in several galleries in the UK. In 2012 she was awarded a five-year Fellowship from Digswell Arts, her work was selected for Saatchi Originals and she was a double prize winner at Eastern Approaches exhibition. Christine has work in private collections in the UK, US, Canada and France and she has undertaken both private and public art commissions. Her work is published in the US and has been used in corporate settings and in film.

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