New Feature Exhibition in November October 20 2017
Journey Back to Bliss
On View: November 4-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, November 10, 11 AM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Christine Peloquin is known for her mixed-media fabrications that combine drawing and painting with fabric and paper collage. She works by carefully arranging and sewing collage materials, such as antique cloth, contemporary fabric, old book pages, wallpaper, and leaves, that are then affixed to wood panels. Over the collaged objects, Christine draws in charcoal and then paints on the surface with acrylics and mediums.
The title of this exhibition, Journey Back to Bliss, hints at the cyclical process that she regularly undergoes as she creates art. She is happiest when her workflows from her, observing that when she is in the zone, she knows not to get in her own way, not to think and just to draw and paint. Commenting on such times she stated “These moments are simply bliss. These paintings and moments are why I’m an artist.” She is quick to point out, however, that these magical moments are not a regular occurrence. There are frustrations, roadblocks, and inevitable mistakes, but instead of dwelling on these obstacles, she moves forward with tenderness and willingness. Christine explains, “This show is about honoring that space in my life and allowing myself the time and the energy to find the pure and sacred spark of inspiration and letting it flow. I have always said that any day spent in the studio is a good day! This work is about that process and the art of living with self-awareness.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christine Peloquin is a 2-D mixed media artist that lives and works in Eustis, Florida. She has been creating art since the age of 3 and has been selling her artwork for 30 years. Her work is regularly on view at Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Bennett Galleries in Knoxville, TN, and Studio E Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens. Christine has been teaching her mixed media techniques since 2009 and offers workshops at her studio and across the US. She has won many awards including the recent Florida Watercolor Society Online Show and did a demo of her work at their convention in 2016. She was recently on the cover of Somerset Studios Magazine.