Lott, Christine

PROFILE

Christine Lott is influenced by Japanese woodblock and the aesthetics of Japanese design. Christine plays with patterns, grid forms and the natural abstraction of forms and combinations, using rich colour laid solid with hard edges, contrast and silhouettes.

WEBSITE – www.christinelott.com.au

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“After my formative years specialising in ad agency line drawing and halftone wash, I advanced to illustrating children’s books, which required the creation of facial expression in animated characters.

Portraiture was a natural progression from this, and I still enjoy life drawing sessions, as I am fascinated by people’s individual shapes, and I love the challenge of depicting their personalities and emotions.I travel constantly and continually admire the nuance of features of ethnicity. In my work I prefer non static poses that allow playful use of colour, and an opportunity to play with the effects of highlight and shadow. My fascination is with everyday faces, and seeking out the myriad colours in complexions and skin tones and even wrinkles, all leading to the joy of seeing a character likeness emerging from the canvas. I work in both oils and pastel. My influences have been among the greats- Singer-Sargent, Frans Hals, Sarolla and others; and local artists Robert Hannaford, and Esther Erlich and so many PAA members.”

Christine Lott in the studio

Christine Lott in the studio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011- Gallery 307 Northbridge Sydney
2009 – Flecher St. Byron Bay
2005 – Gallery 307 Northbridge Sydney

 

AWARDS

Ku-ring-gai Art Society Annual Awards:
1997 1st prize oil painting
1998 -1st prize pastels
1999 – 3rd prize pastels
2001 1st prize pastels
2001 2nd prize oil painting
2000 Sydney Royal Easter Show – 2nd prize Works on Paper (pastels)
2009 Byron bay Art Diary
2010 Byron bay Art Diary
2011 Coffs Harbour Lillipilli Art & Craft Exhibition – 2nd prize pastels


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