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62 ARTIST PROFILE Christine Olmstead

Don’t Stop But Slow Down, 2018, acrylic, oil, oxidized copper, and 24k gold leaf on raw canvas, 121 x 213 cm

Christine Olmstead

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ince childhood painting has been a huge part of Christine Olmstead’s artistically-driven life, with her practice evolving through many styles and mediums from impressionism to realism, and finally to abstraction in her adult life and professional career, drawn by the global sense of unrest that pervades culture today. As a viewer there is a sense of calm to be gained from the soothing brushstrokes and earthy pigments found in each of Olmstead’s works; which range from acrylic with 24k gold on canvas, to semi-sculptural works created from paint applied to layers of clear acrylic sheets. Her process is also a deeply meditative experience, each new piece stemming from

personal experiences, memories or social concepts. Music is often used during painting, merging senses as she focuses on healing, seeking peace, restoring painful memories and infusing light and beauty into her work. Olmstead’s work is in high demand worldwide from both collectors and corporations, including West Elm and Marriott Hotels. Her paintings have been featured extensively in print and online, as well as in group shows and solo exhibitions. christineolmstead.com info@christineolmstead.com

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An artist observes the world around us. They are both participant and outsider looking in; taking notes and representing what they see thro...

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