CHRISTINE CLARK – Master Pastellist
Christine has grown up with a passion for art, and drawing and has been painting, exhibiting and selling her work for over 35 years.
Christine is a multi-award winning artist, represented in many private and corporate collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, England, and Japan as well as being in the collection of our Ex Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, John Anderson.
She has painted in many mediums but regards pastel as her favourite, loving the soft luscious strokes, texture and vibrant colours.
Living on the Sunshine Cost in Queensland with her family for the past 20 years, Christine has been inspired by a variety of subjects, figures, portraits, seascapes, flowers and animals. Her paintings capture precious moments in everyday life that tell a story, appealing to a wide audience and hence her work is very popular.
Christine has won many awards and in July 2007 Christine was awarded Master Pastelllist status from The Pastel Society of Australia and recently the prestigious Pastellist of the Year Award for 2012 by the Pastel Society of Australia. Examples of her work have also appeared in the Australian Artist Magazine. Christine is a full time professional artist, exhibiting her work in Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba, Art Nuvo, Buderim and Raw Art, at Sheraton Resort, Noosa and is a sought -after tutor for classes and workshops in pastel.
Pastellist of the Year 2012 -Annual Awards 2012 Pastel Society of Aust.
1st Prize 2012-Soft Pastel-RNA Royal Queensland Show
H/Commended 2012-Native Wildlife- RNA Royal Queensland Show
1st Prize 2012-Figurative-Alan Reading Award/Caloundra
Commended2012-Winter Comp.Pastel Society of Australia
People’s Choice 2011-Annual Awards 2011Pastel Society of Aust.
2nd Prize 2011-Section 1 – 10Matthew Flinders Comp. Bribie
3rd Prize 2011-Shadforth $10,000 prizeRotary Art Coast 2011
3rd Prize 2010-PastelsMaleny Art Awards 2010
Commended2009-Pastel Drawing AwardMaryborough Art Fest.
H/Commended 2009-PastelMatthew Flinders Comp. Bribie
H/Commended 2009-PastelBlackwater State Art Comp.
H/Commended 2009-PastelSunshine Coast Show 2009
People’s Choice Award-Maryborough Art Fest. 2008
Highly Commended 2008-PastelMaryborough Art Fest 2008
Highly Commended2008-PastelMaleny Art Awards 2008
Overall Best Painting 2008-Blackwater Art Show 2008
1st Prize 2007-Human FormHervey Bay Art Exhibition 2007
1st Prize 2007-PastelRNA Royal Queensland Show
2nd Prize 2007-PastelCountry Member/Pastel Soc.A
Master Pastellist Status -PastelPastel Society of Aust. 2007
2nd Prize 2007-PastelMaleny Art Awards 2007
2nd Prize 2007-PortraitSarina Art Show 2007
2nd Prize (equal) 2007-PastelCountry Member/Pastel Soc. A
1st Prize 2006-PastelCountry Member/Pastel Soc.A
1st Prize 2006-PastelCaloundra City Art Festival