Christine Pike ARAS
Christine Pike, while being drawn to art since her childhood, has become a full-time artist only in recent years.
From her shed in Vacy in the Hunter Valley, Christine paints with watercolours and mixed media, inspired by the late Molly Flaxman and Rhondda Walters respectively, and after being under the tutelage of Ann Cape, creates life drawings.
Christine's art tells the story of her varied life, from a childhood in Lake Macquarie and a family of coal miners, to years living in rural NSW and riding and tending to horses, and careers as diverse as tourism and farming to administration and IT.
The images, horses in charcoal, the bush in water colours, and miners in mixed media, have won her awards. She's been a Semi-Finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and the 42 Muswellbrook Art Prize, and a winner of the Pam Jennings Memorial Open Prize - Scone, the Weston Art Show Major Award and the Art Scrawl General/Open ADFAS Award to name a few.
Christine is an Associate Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW.