Photography since a child, Oils and Acrylics since 1987, Digital Art since 2008, Watercolor 2013 Christine Dekkers was born in Peoria IL. She lived in New England, Pittsburgh, Austin TX and Chicago she now spends her time between SW Florida and NY. She has traveled the globe finding inspiration and beauty in diverse landscapes, architecture, artists and cultures. Her mediums are Painting Oils , Acrylics, Watercolor, Plein Air,
Christine Dekkers is best known for her Hancock Building and Redline loop series depicting large (8ftx6ft) abstract representations of city of Chicago's energy. This unique style was developed by her experimentation with unconventional painting utensils and remains one of her favorite collections. She is a multi medium artist ( Oil/Acrylics, Watercolor, Plaster 2-D paintings and Digital/Photography) Her ideation is usually first conceived in drawing vignettes and then designed digitally. " My vision is to express arts energy, through color or design, an artwork that will create enthusiastic interest to see further." "When using color as the energy, I want to make the space come alive and dance." When using design as the energy, there must be elements of movement and intensity." Some of her influences include; Tarkay, Toulouse Lautrec and Vangogh.
Her newest developed collection "Great Lines“ , depicts flowing forms with the use of plaster textures and paint. " I dreamt about this collection and couldn't wait to get started!" "The hands on plaster molding and forming create a flowing energy." She enjoys pushing traditional art mediums into uncommon environments to represent a new and unique perspective.
Christine has been an artist since 1981 and comes from a family of artists and engineers in varying mediums. She is a former executive for a fortune 500 and completed her studies at Becker College, The Leadership Institute and Thunderbird School of Global Management.