Christine Chatwell

Ms. Chatwell remembers drawing horses for hours at a time as a child. She resumed doing art work regularly as a young adult while living in San Francisco. She studied at the Ft. Mason Art Center, focusing her course work on portrait painting which she continues to enjoy today. Over the years, she has added street scenes, cityscapes, and abstract works to her portfolio. She also studied at the Palo Alto Art League in Palo Alto, California for several years. Later she began studying with Michael Linstrom, a well-known Bay Area artist who painted in the impressionist style. She studied with Mr. Linstrom for many years, learning techniques of painting light and jewel-like color.

Ms. Chatwell’s goal is to identify and reflect those specific and unique qualities that create the essence of her subject. The artist considers a painting to be finished the moment this goal is accomplished, whether or not the end result looks refined or polished. To this end, she uses lively brush strokes, simplified shapes and bold colors.

Ms. Chatwell’s focus for the past few years has been using her art to encourage the public to realize that animals are unique beings who want to live out their natural life span. She leads a vegan lifestyle in order to save pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, fish and goats from the unimaginable cruelty to which they are subjected in becoming food for humans. To help encourage viewers to increase their circle of compassion to include farm animals, Ms. Chatwell paints oil portraits of the many different species of farm animals. She paints them from a close up perspective, so the viewer can look into the eyes of the animal and experience his or her soul. Proceeds of sales of her art work are donated to animal sanctuaries.

Ms. Chatwell has exhibited in many group and one person shows over the years. Numerous people collect her work.
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