Christine Hales Bio & Artist Statement

Short Biography

Christine Hales Portrait

Christine Hales Portrait


After getting a BFA in Painting from Mass Art in Boston, Christine Hales  painted since the early 1970’s, living in a loft in Chelsea and studying ballet until the 80’s when she moved to a small village in upstate New York where she now lives and works.  Her art has been shown in national and international galleries and museums.  Her work is included in public collections at  TRW, Sands Hotel, St. Luke’s Church, St. Vincent’s Church, Albany, NY, Graymoor Monastery, Guideposts, Citibank, and in many private collections.

Grants and Awards

Christine has received grants from the Greene County Council of the Arts,  Maine Arts Council, C.E.T.A. Nantucket, and Greene County Arts in Residence.   She has been in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, trained at the Florence Academy of Fine art, Florence, Italy, and studied classical ballet in NYC for twenty years.  She has received numerous awards for excellence in painting.  See her CV for a more detailed list of exhibitions and grants.

Artist Statement

“I seek to evoke an atmosphere and sense of interior and exterior space that is symbolic of the human unconscious.     Jung believed that we are connected to all mankind, past, present, and future through what he labeled as ‘the collective unconsciousness’.  The sublime which can be evoked through a transcendental experience of light,  and atmosphere is a sought after effect in my paintings. A portal to the unconscious is often accessed through archetypal symbols and I allow those to appear whenever possible.

Contact Christine

To  purchase any of the paintings on this website, contact Christine at : christinehales@me.com. or vist her SHOP.

or visit her website: www.christinehalesfineart.com where there is a shop available for your convenience.

 

Thank you so much for viewing my work! I look forward to hearing from you.