"Being is something that constantly involves becoming."

~ poet Joy Ladin

States of being and change are the focus of my work. My paintings center around vulnerability and "not-knowing", in-between experiences. I want to consider how our vulnerabilities and "soft spots" are beautiful and support our power and agency.

Made with watercolor paint or Sumi ink on paper, the works range in size from larger-than-life-size portraits to small paintings on curled scraps and translucent papers. Recent work also includes oil paint on varied mediums as I explore our complex relationship with the oil industry, and its intersections with the natural world.

Conversations, studio visits and commissions are welcome.


christine@christinearia.com

630.862.7979

Read more about my work Here and Here. 

Photo by Josh Colfer