Christine Watts
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Bio Information


Christine was born in Los Angeles and spent most of her life in California. She became a permanent Virginia resident in 2000.

After graduating from college in 1968, she completed studio art workshops through UCLA’s extension art program, and at the same time studied graphic design as a career option.

She worked as a production artist in Century City, CA in a corporate marketing setting and once here in Virginia found work in publishing as a graphic artist.

In addition to her daily work in design, Christine pursued a lifelong ambition and established a working farmstead here in Virginia, she sold homespun sheeps’ wool and llama fiber creations at a local farmers market and online, adding fiber artist to her list of occupations.

Now retired from full time graphic design work, she’s pursuing a first love—painting. Christine works in printmaking  and with various painting mediums and tools, selecting  “what’s needed to feed the process”.

“I’m currently focusing on the abstract, seeking questions rather than answers. I want to examine space and what intuitively fills that space when I don’t concern myself with form identification, color per se, or artistic conventions.”

A productive studio painter, Christine also attends weekly figure drawing sessions, art history classes, studio art classes and workshops, and group plein air paint outs with other artist friends.