Testimonials From Art Enthusiasts
I first made contact with Christine through a search online. She had painted a fabulous large (48" x 48") mono oil on of a menacing (in the nicest possible way), Maine Coon cat which she had posted on her web site. I of course, had to purchase it. Following that introduction I commissioned Christine to do a small colour portrait of 'Tilly', my Maine Coon. She did a wonderful job and has since originated a similar 'Tilly' mono for me. Distance was no object - Toronto, Ontario, Canada to UK - every picture arrived safe and sound and ready to have - I could even still smell the oil paint!
- C.W. Great Britain, United Kingdom
Testimonials From Jurors
Top Award: The artist exhibits a remarkable understanding of oil painting as well as an unusual depiction of a subject which is familiar but seen in a different light. - Lupe Rodriguez ( artist, Art Gallery of Ontario & U. Of T. lecturer, CBC arts commentator) & Ann MacDonald (Director/Curator Doris McCarthy Gallery), Ontario, Canada
Top Award: This one (a cat) is dreaming of conquest and power and the artist’s virtuoso brushwork perfectly suits the animal’s emotion. - John Sommer, Curator, Gallery Sol, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Top Award: Expertly composed and executed work with the flow of pattern on the water's surface echoed in the plant life on the shore. The colour of the flowers is a perfect counterpoint to the cool blues of the lake. - Juror Judy Daley's Comment, former PAMA Curator. PAMA Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives. Brampton, Ontario, Canada.