Christine has worked in many mediums for more than 25 years including oil, acrylic , watercolor, egg tempera and now her new release at the Art Fusion Gallery During the 2017 Art Basel, is a renaissance reinvention of 3-D sculpted plaster works series called, “Great lines Tasteful Nudes”, this collection was innovated in 2017. She began experimenting with testing protocols using different mediums to get the desired effect. Plaster mixed with different weights of sand created the perfect look for her Great Lines collection.
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. Christine Dekkers is also 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. ‘”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. She enjoys pushing traditional art mediums into uncommon environments to represent a new and unique perspective. Christine 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.
Inspired by the Adirondack park, done in Plein Air and Studio in the Adirondack Park, NY Shown at "Gallery 46" in Lake Placid, NY
Inspired by the beauty of South West Florida, done in SWFL studio and Plein Air. Being shown at: Harbour View Gallery at the Harbour Marina and shops