Christine Rennie is a Richmond-based artist known for her floral paintings and vibrant collage work. Her style includes the use of organic shapes, texture, and bold color palettes. Collectors of Christine’s work are drawn to the joy it inspires and the playful vibe it brings to their homes.
A self-taught artist, Christine plays with a variety of brush strokes. From full, textured bristle marks to thick dabs of opaque colors to gradient blending, she doesn’t shy away from any technique that helps her achieve compositions that embody balance, contrast, and unity. While her impressionistic style looks effortless, Christine studies her subjects intensely. She gets to know the biology of plants and flowers and follows their life cycles, patterns, and temperaments. She is an avid gardener, which helps her paint with an accuracy that can only be achieved when an artist knows their subject intimately.
In addition to her paintings, Christine is also well-known for her collage work. Most notably, she creates silhouettes of children and pets. Classic versions of silhouettes make an impact with negative space — Christine’s work has a twist. Clean lines are filled with colorful bits of dried paint palettes, bringing the vibrancy people have to come to expect from her work. Christine captures the details that tug at your heart strings: a signature cowlick, the curved eyelashes of a child, the profile of a chin that has been passed down for generations.
Christine grew up in a creative home and has been painting since she was a child. Art is her therapy and a way to bring positive energy and joy to the world. There are very few days when she isn’t in her home studio. It is a space that energizes and refreshes her. Her love for her craft shines through in everything she does, and it is no surprise that her popularity as an artist continues to rise.