Christine Tierney


Ever since she discovered the fun in making marks with a pencil Christine has been creating art. As a child she drew constantly. Sometimes her passion to “decorate” every available surface got her in trouble. After a career as an advertising artist-designer she followed her heart’s desire and returned to the fine arts. She studied classical painting in the traditions of the old masters. Some of her favorites are Sargent, Sorolla, Bouguereau, Degas, Cassatt, Vermeer and Zorn (not necessarily in that order!) Christine finds inspiration in nature’s endless beauty, particularly the way the light dances and plays on any given subject. Her painting style can be described as traditional representation, with an impressionistic influence. You can find her in studio painting a still life, portrait, or studio landscape. When plein air painting (outdoors, in the open air), she searches carefully for the right scene that just stops her in her tracks, and has painted in rain, bugs, sleet, and snow, and even scaled some perilous rocks in the rapids of a wild river to get the best vantage point. She is currently Vice President of the Lake Country Pastel Society, and also served as President of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. Christine currently teaches art classes and workshops in the Twin Cities metro area, where she openly shares her knowledge and love of art with her students. A featured artist in many venues, she has won numerous awards, and her paintings are in many private collections. Residing in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Christine and her husband have a rustic little cabin in the Chippewa National Forest, providing endless painting inspiration.

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