christine goldbach


I hope you will enjoy them, but the best joy is what one experiences oneself when painting them and absorbed by it.
Vilhelm Hammershøis

This is one of my favorite quotes since I feel much the same way as he did. As a teacher at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan for many years, I feel that one's craft only improves with age and I plan on learning and developing for many years to come. I have shown throughout the area and am included in many private collections throughout the US and abroad.

I feel there is an energy and movement in my work that through manipulation of paint, I can find beauty and meaning in everyday life. Combining impressionism with realism, I cherish the changing light and colors that occur. My inspiration comes from a certain quality of light and atmosphere or a combination of colors, and I am drawn to subjects with a strong design element. Subject matter isn’t as important to me as the composition and value combinations in my paintings. I prefer the immediacy of painting from life - whether portrait, landscape, or still life.

Traditional oil paint is foremost in all my paintings, but I use several different approaches to mark making in my work besides the brush. Wielding the painting knife allows me to smear the paint around, to laden my surface with pigment and large size oil sticks bursting with pure color also add to this layering. I've even taken up my printmaking roller to add dimension and tension. Each stroke is an emphasis of energy and movement. The finished surfaces are vivid topographies of feeling and texture.


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