About The Artist

Christine Scott is a watercolor and oil pastel artist and has been an illustrator and graphic designer for over 30 years. She majored in Fine Arts at Western Illinois University where her art instructors convinced her to change her major from literature to art. After college, Christine discovered how difficult it would be to make a living as a fine artist so she set out to find a job as a commercial artist. Her first job was as an architectural draftsman a job that set the tone for the rest of her career.

A series of working experiences in the commercial art fields have shaped this artist’s style of painting today. Her job as a fashion illustrator for a large department store in Tulsa, Oklahoma introduced her to water media where she produced renderings for the news media. This black and white style of illustration provided a unique opportunity for the artist to explore the use of values and tones. Christine’s experience as a graphic designer and illustrator for several advertising agencies including her own also honed her skills as a creator of realism. After working in the advertising and marketing industries she tried her hand at teaching and was hired as a Graphic Arts Instructor at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs.

A three year stint in Clearwater, Florida in the 1980’s as an interior designer led her into the world of murals and home decorating. Soon after she returned to living in the heart of Air Force country in Colorado Springs and began a career in the new computer graphics arena. After receiving her Securities Clearance for government work she was trained on the state of the art computer programs for creating computer graphics for training slides for the Air Force Space Command Center. She was later offered a job with Current, Inc. a direct mail greeting card company located in Colorado Springs where she was hired to convert the graphic design department from board to computer. For four years she was Technical Design Manager where she managed 18 graphic and fine artists. During her last two years at Current she worked in the newly formed position of Image Specialist where she was involved in the leading edge of digital imaging and photography. While employed at Current, Christine was founder and President of The Art Club at Current.

In 1995 she escaped from corporate life to open her own gallery. For five years she owned and operated The Woodmoor Gallery in Monument, Colorado where she represented over twenty five local artists and produced art exhibitions each month in the Colorado Springs area. She began showing her paintings in a number of exhibits and galleries throughout Colorado and Oklahoma. In 1996 Christine was selected to show her paintings in a one-woman show at The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. She served as a board member of the Pikes Peak Arts Council; Arts, Business and Education in Colorado Springs board member; Palmer Lake Art Group member; charter member of The Palmer Divide Arts Council; and a founding member of Arts in the Parks in Monument, Colorado. For three years Christine chaired the juried Pikes Peak Center Art Exhibition which was held in March and April at The Performing Arts Center in downtown Colorado Springs. Christine was co-founder and past President of the Board of Directors of Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, a non-profit arts center located in an 11,000 square foot historic building in Palmer Lake, Colorado where she chaired and juried art exhibitions each month. She helped to raise over $400,000 towards setting up the arts center.

Christine has won numerous awards for her paintings in Colorado and Florida. After moving to Florida in 2000 she was selected to membership in The Florida Artists Group and in 2002 she was inducted into The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. In February 2002,she was selected to exhibit a one-woman show “An Island Affair” at the Captiva Island Yacht Club on Captiva Island, Florida. Eighteen paintings were selected to hang for this show. She was also invited to show her paintings and pottery at the Symphony House in Ft. Myers in February 2005 and 2006. Christine served as Editor in Chief of the Palette Talk, the newsletter for the Art League of Bonita Springs during 2003 and 2004. She teaches watercolor workshops throughout the area and has recently completed “Watercolor Workbook”, a simplified guide to painting bold clean dramatic watercolors for the beginner and intermediate artist.

Christine has devoted the past 10 years to painting watercolor on canvas and has developed a huge collection of paintings in this new medium. A move to Dallas is in the works where she plans on continuing her painting career.

Selected original paintings, giclee’ prints and hand built pottery from the artist’s collection are available by contacting the artist at chrisartine@comcast.net.

 
Christine has written an instructional guide for painting with watercolor and teaches workshops on the subject.

Her book is available for sale in both spiral-bound book and disk formats.

Many colorful illustrations and demonstrations make this guide a must read for watercolor enthusiasts.


A simplified guide for creating bold, clean dramatic

watercolor paintings for the beginner and intermediate artist

CHRISTINE SCOTT

Painted Pots 2 

Piles of Tiles