Each week, The Cummer will be highlighting each of the 50 artists represented in the upcoming Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition, on view at the Museum from August 24 – December 2.
Christine Schub, a self-taught artist, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida. She has been a professional artist for thirty years. Her work is included in many private and corporate art collections. Christine spends her summers gardening and painting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wintertime finds her at her home on Amelia Island, Florida.
MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF CHILDHOOD IS MAKING ART….
plotting designs with Mom’s wonderful collection
of buttons or Crayola-ing the loops and circles I drew
on the cardboard insert from Dad’s laundered shirts.
I have many more colors to work with now but the
process itself hasn’t changed all that much. I still begin
the paintings with no preconceived notion…just a loose
application of thinned oil paints on primed masonite
board, or stretched linen or canvas.
The painting emerges ever so slowly revealing itself
in starts and fits. Most of the paintings, especially
the larger ones, take many months to complete. From
an amorphous splash of color comes a highly detailed
abstraction that may be reminiscent of a city, an
ancient land or even a feeling of carnival or industry.
The paintings are the product of inspiration filtered
through dreams, memories, or human archetypes.
See more at Christine’s Website.
Join us for the opening night celebration for this exhibition on Friday, August 24th. Purchase $5 tickets on our website by clicking here. Museum members will receive free admission.