Christine Reilly is a visual artist from New England, actively working in oil paints. In 2018, after twenty years living in Asia, Christine returned to Rhode Island, reconnecting with New England’s coast and her relationships with those living there. The primary focus in her art’s formation is composition, developing a solid design foundation to anchor her paintings in this world. From that point, color and subject speak as characteristics in her paintings, as Christine creates atmospheric boundaries by employing intense or muted color shifts.
Light in her paintings becomes part of her narrative reflections on life. To further fuel some of her ideas, Christine constructs collages from former drawings, calligraphy studies and color study sketches. She reconfigures and embellishes these past creations to develop new interrelationships. By reconstructing these collages with oil paints, Christine reevaluates content, redefines connection and rediscovers concepts. Painting allows Christine to meditate on the wonder of light and color that she sees all around her. From her point of view, she yearns to breathe light into color and emotion into composition.