“To paint is to show a secret part of who you are.” As a child, Christine Frisbee was enthralled with art. Coming from a large family, the environment in which we live and how we live our lives is of upmost importance in Christine’s mind. She is conscious of how we speak and react to people around us, and attempts to relate this in her paintings with color and harmony. The large strokes represent emotions that drive us and the smaller lines, shapes and stokes are the influences that create our thoughts and reactions. The total brush strokes on the canvas reflect our character and total being. The colors and shapes are who we are. It is a canvas of our personality, and that is how Christine expresses her art.
Christine paints in both traditional and contemporary styles which has allowed her to discover the real and best painter she can be. The work to transition a concept into all styles of paintings of the same subject stretches you to see what you can achieve. Her new work is abstract studies of colors and shapes. It is dramatic and bright. She is influenced by Helen Frankenthaler for her interesting compositions, Rothko, for his outstanding use of color and de Kooning for his complex compositions.
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts at Fairfield University, CT and went on to receive an MBA from University of Connecticut’s Executive Program. She studied at The Art Students League and The National Arts Museum in New York and Silvermine Guild Arts in New Canaan, CT. Over the years she has been affiliated with the National Association of Women Artists, Silvermine Arts and Bedford Frame and Gallery, Katonah Art Museum and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and many more. She spends her winters in Bedford, NY and her summers on Cape Cod.