Hi Christine, what does colour mean to you?
Colour is a key aspect of my life from the clothes I wear to the way I decorate my home and my work is evidence of this. Mixing my own colours and seeing the interaction between them gives me great satisfaction.
What are some typical hallmarks of your art?
I am interested in maps and have created a signature design in pen and ink using my own hand drawn patterns. This has led to many commissions of unique maps of specific areas. I have since developed my interest in maps to create them in acrylic with block colour either freehand or in the hard edge style. This has then led me to explore block colour in various ways and my style is still changing and evolving.
What is your professional background?
I was trained in Interior Design and worked mostly in the field of Architecture. This is where I find my inspiration rather than the natural world.
What are your artistic goals?
Creating work that is particular to me and to be recognised by others for that style.
What does it mean to you to be a painter?
It is the freedom to be myself and develop ideas that are constantly in my head. Creating new works, seeing how they develop and moving ideas forward is very satisfying.
Anything else you’d like to tell?
The last four years has seen my work change dramatically and I feel that being part of an artist’s collective with gallery representation has inspired me greatly.
Christine Highland ★ Artist resume
Drawing on my early career in Design/Architecture I am inspired by colour, shape, pattern and the infinite ways of expressing them.
Thank you very much, Christine.