As a contemporary impressionist painter and lifelong nature enthusiast, Christine Lashley gathers most of her ideas by painting outdoors. The art she creates on location or in the studio is about time spent in nature and the beauty of a moment held in memory. Her paintings often fuse reality and the abstract, using color and texture to look realistic from afar but dissolve into abstraction up close.
Christine Lashley studied in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne, and continued on to earn her BFA at Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been in a number of juried prestigious outdoor painting competitions such as Plein Air Easton, Olmsted, and Telluride. Recent exhibits have been at the Salmagundi in New York City and Booth Western Art Museum in Colorado.
Her work has won numerous awards, including Best of Show for both landscape and portrait work. Recent awards were Best Landscape at the 27th Oil Painters of America National Show, and Best of Show at Telluride Plein Air 2019. Christine is a signature member of OPA (Oil Painters of America).