PAINTINGS THAT REPRESENT THE POWER AND INTEGRITY OF THE NATURAL WORLD. Original paintings direct from the artist's Studio in Clallam Bay, WA. Mixed Media, Collage, Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Southwest & Floral, Pacific Northwest & Mountain Desert Southwest Landscapes.
Christine Wasankari has an extensive art background and majored in both Illustration and Advertising Graphic Design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.
She has exhibited in Washington, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming and her original paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections in many parts of the US and Europe. She specializes in landscapes, still life, floral and abstract expressionism while utilizing a wide range of media. She is currently living in Washington State near the beautiful and inspiring Olympic National Park.
While I have a formal art education, I find myself breaking rules more and more often and certainly trying to "un-teach" a lot of the formal part of the education. I just do what I love best, indeed, have to do...Create.
I am constantly inspired by life and my surroundings. I find that abstract expressionism and experimentation suits me best though I enjoy working representational as well. It depends on my mood. I use a wide range of media including Pen and Ink, Acrylics, Watercolors, Colored Pencils, Pastels, Collage, Sand, Found Objects, Homemade Papers...almost anything I can get my hands on.
I live at the door of Olympic National Park in Washington State. The beaches, the mountains, the rainforests... perfect place for isolation to create beautiful art.