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About Christine Averill-Green
Christine Averill-Green is a resident of the Capital District of New York and has been exhibiting her artwork in galleries and museums upstate for over 40 years. Christine received her B.A. in Art with a double minor in Music/Theatre from Russell Sage College and then went on to receive her M.S. in Art Education from the College of Saint Rose.
"My work ranges from the representational to the abstract, and often combines the two styles. I love to paint in a textured and layered manner; striving to make the images fanciful but bold. Some of my paintings take almost a year to complete, as I am constantly building thin layer upon thin layer of paint until I achieve the desired effect. This technique reflects my fascination with the textures and layers, colors and mysteries of our own lives.
Most of my work is influenced by medieval frescoes (the color combinations and use of gold) and the simplicity of Asian art. Above all, in every single painting I do, I abide by the words of Claude Monet: 'When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you....merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow and paint it just as it looks to you.'"