Contemporary Art, Palette Knife Painting Artist, Christine Bell
(*formerly Christine Krainock)
“If you have found a passion in life, don’t ignore it. Be fearless, have courage, follow your heart, stay authentic and your journey in what you pursue will be joyful & amazing!” ~Christine
Christine sees her life as a painter as a journey where she is constantly learning and evolving in her techniques and skills. She therefore allows herself to remain authentic, and to be free to explore or paint a variety of subject matters, following her heart, and what she has found to inspire her in the moment. Each new, blank canvas is seen as a way to allow herself to become immersed in her paints and apply the layers in ways to present on canvas what is in her mind and soul. Her hope is that the subjective viewer sees her work as art that will stir an emotion, elicit a past memory, or simply bring a genuine smile to their face.
Contemporary Artist, Christine Bell (formerly known as Christine Krainock), works from her artist studio in Temecula, California. Christine has specialized her expressionistic, abstract, palette knife painting style to create unique & striking textured mixed media acrylic paintings that reflect her love of nature & the beauty, movement, texture & light found within it. Christine usually creates her original paintings by applying layers of paint with palette knives in her impasto style that in many pieces develop an almost 3-D effect, or in some instances abstract paintings that are reminiscent of old weathered, textured, peeling paint. All while still maintaining amazing vividness of color and intuitive composition.
Christine's passion for painting new original pieces, which are not necessarily planned out, but instead develop as Christine freely applies layer upon layer of paint, allows her to create unique pieces of art that can be interpreted on a personal level by the viewer. She is often employed by top interior designers, and creates commissioned paintings to be displayed in their clients' homes or office spaces. Christine is best known for her textured, coastal abstract paintings, contemporary florals, and her spiritual Angel Paintings. She receives consistent 5 STAR reviews and glowing testimonials from her clients.
Throughout her childhood & school, Christine was passionate about art, and was usually found creating art in one way or another. Christine attended universities in Southern California, and holds a Masters of Arts Degree. Once an Elementary Schoolteacher, Christine traded in the grade books, glue sticks & glitter for her palette knives, canvas, & paint. For the past decade, Christine has been selling her unique paintings locally, in galleries, and via online galleries to homeowners, collectors, designers, hospitality services, and major entertainment corporations. Christine is often found working on commissioned paintings for influential designers and discriminating homeowners.
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