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March 1 - 31, 2021

A solo exhibition of paintings by

Christine O'Brien

There will not be a reception for this show.  Please stop in during our regular hours to view Christine's work!

About Christine...

A native of Margate, N.J., Christine resides with her family in Egg Harbor Township.

Drawing with oil pastels, Christine has developed an art form she has named “Squigglism”. The art is created by making tiny “S’s” overlapping colors until they start to blend together, making the black paper on which it is drawn disappear. She can create many different scenes with this type of painting including landscapes. With oil paint, she creates colorful images that she explores with passion. Her paintings are inspired by one of her favorite artists, Georgia O’Keeffe. When Christine works with cut paper, she places the pieces together to form a puzzle. This makes the paper illustration more interesting. Christine credits her style to teaching children’s art classes, where many of her ideas for her own work come to life.

A graduate of Stockton State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts, Christine majored in Graphic Design. She served as an Art Director at a local print shop upon graduating the University.

Since 1998 Christine has taught art to children of all ages. She currently teaches two classes at the Ocean City Arts Center. They are Advanced Mixed Media for students ages 9 to 14; and Art Appreciation for students 7 to 10 years-old. She has taught at the Noyes Museum, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Somers Point Arts Commission’s “The Arts Reach Out Program”, Ventnor Cultural Arts Center and Cygnus Creative Arts Centre in Egg Harbor Township. Christine’s work has been shown in galleries, art centers and at Stockton. In addition, her work was purchased by AtlanticCare’s Healing Arts Program. She is proud to have been selected to participate in the Artists Creative Capital Professional Development Program. In addition, the Tilton Square Theater offers a permanent display of Christine’s work.

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