National Juried Exhibition. “Oceans Deep.” Watercolor Society of Alabama. Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope, Alabama.
I started this piece along with “Springtime Thaw” in early November but I didn’t like where they were going. Both have as many as ten layers of paint on them. You can see the cracks in many areas.
I turned each piece every which way once the initial washes were on, hoping to see something. On both of the pieces, I always saw the water, but believe it or not, I couldn’t decide if the water should be on the top, the side or in the middle. I kept adding and taking away, which is what painting is always all about.
These pieces are excellent examples of why I have a hard time answering when folks ask me the question, “How long does it take to paint a painting?” I just say, “A long time.” Note the constellations in both. I am liking the statement they make about networking and linking one to another. I also see computer boards in them, very much a part of our times and how linking to others in large open spaces, makes our worlds seem closer and smaller.
"There are no two identical ways artwork can be viewed. There is no right or wrong when viewing artwork our minds need to be as open as a child’s, playing with colorful building blocks or choosing colors from a box of crayons filled with possibilities." - Christine Alfery
Christine Alfery is an award winning Contemporary Conceptual Artist that has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in corporate and private collections around the world.
Christine has a style that is uniquely her own and one that has been widely, well-received and rewarded for its’ own uniqueness and beauty. Christine’s work employs many of the techniques of the abstract expressionists, including: gestural mark making, color fields and conceptual work. Having succeeded in the art world for over 50 years, Christine continues to strive for authenticity, emphasizing the importance of an artist who is true to themselves and not the whims of market trends.