Christine Joy is a local artist in the Portland area and a graduate of George Fox University.  She was a studio art major with a focus in painting.  Here, at www.christinejoypaintings.com you can get more information about her art. 

Art has always been Christine's passion.  She has been painting ever since she could hold a paintbrush and is mostly self-taught.  Creating images with her own hands of nature has been a very therapeutic part of her day to day life.  Having struggled through health problems as an elementary student, she had learned how to express herself through her artwork and creativity.  Christine says, "Now I simply cannot go a day without painting!"  As a young artist, she is an active painter showing monthly, competing in various competitions and teaching art classes to groups and individuals.  Christine also specializes in creating commission paintings as well. Living in the Northwest she is daily inspired to paint mountains, coastal scenes and other Oregon landscapes.  Recently she has enjoyed painting vineyards and country sides "en plein air." Check out the portfolio where you can see a variety of her paintings finished over the past couple of years.

Christine paints with oils, acrylics and watercolors.  She says, "My artwork is a combination of impressionism and realism.  I love using thick textured paint to add dimension and interest.  I also use bright and vibrant colors in my paintings to illuminate when hanging on a wall.  I believe that art, in its most successful form, is to make us feel something and teach us something about beauty.  I do my best to paint in a way that would bring joy to others."

Christine will be actively updating her website as she has new paintings, so feel free to visit this site every so often to see what is new.

Christine's artwork is on display in the Bush Barn Art Gallery in Salem, OR and other various rotating shows like the Salem Art Festival, Bellevue Arts Festival, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, and my "Grand Reveal" shows at Anam Cara Cellars in Newberg.

For even more frequent updates on artwork in progress, follow @christinejoypaintings on Instagram!

Some of My Collectors

Methven Winery - Dayton, OR
Fairsing Vineyard - Yamhill, OR
Dukes Winery - Dayton, OR
Northwest FCS - Spokane, WA