The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
December 1, 2020 through Jan. 31, 2021
JUROR: Ken Goldman, Artist, Author, Teacher
Christine was awarded third place for her
Mixed Media on 300 gsm. watercolor paper Cornucopia
Christine was born Christine Ishikawa in Chicago, Illinois, to parents of Japanese descent. In high school, she had a wonderful teacher/mentor who inspired and encouraged her to enter a student group art tour competition. Christine’s artistic talent impressed the review committee and she was selected to exhibit in a worldwide tour sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago.
She went on to obtain a B.S. in biology, and an M.B.A., and pursue a career in research, sales and marketing. Many years later she returned to her artistic passion and now resides between Oceanside, California, and Rome, Italy.
Christine is a Mixed Media Abstract Artist. Her work is a process oriented journey; a journey that focuses on line, color, and shape, and their relationships to each other. Her overall goal in a painting is compositional balance. Her subject choice is never intentional, but because inspiration comes from nature, science, and architecture, she embraces these elements, which are sometimes apparent in the end result. Her hopes for the viewer are to see that the arrangement of shapes are interrelated, motivating the eye to wander, and to speculate the aesthetics of the placement of these elements which are captured on canvas.
She states: Art for me has been a natural born instinct that has always been a part of me. During my years of career and family, it took a minor role, but I am so fortunate to be able to pursue it during this current period of my life.
A few of her major juried exhibits include: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Oceanside Museum of Art, and Associazione Culturale Lavolpe, Rome, Italy.
Cornucopia evolved gradually. The bones of the piece started out in an abstract expressive manner, using mixed media to activate the surface. Composition, color and subject matter came later. Cornucopia reflects life's abundance even in times of challenge.
Christine’s website: www.yessy.com/christinelames