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About Christina Puckett ~
The beauty of reality is my most important artistic value. All my artistic effort has gone into the philosophical and scientific understanding of beauty. For my subjects, I choose to paint scenes from California's ranch lands, woodland savannas and mountains. The long vistas that California affords are simply astounding; they have kept me engaged for decades.
I grew up in a time when venturing into the wilderness meant understanding and delighting in nature and reality. The wilderness held a promise of big, open and beckoning roads. The adventurer had to have personal responsibility, interest and curiosity for the world. It takes the most modern technology to truly enjoy the wilderness. Who would want less? When I travel with my sweetheart, Bruce, and our two horses, Gizmo and Snorty, we utilize every gadget and gizmo that promotes our comfort. Naturally, we use streamline provisioning when packing out for two weeks. But, the bottom line is that we never would or could leave civilization behind. We don't need to "find ourselves" in the wild: we were never lost. Our goal in the wilderness is to enjoy the vistas and the companionship of our dear horses.
I hope my paintings convey and concretize some of the beauty of the wild that we have worked so hard to experience. Every trip I've taken and every canvas I've produced is possible because of the many great works of men's minds that make civilization possible.
For my paintings, I have chosen to use acrylics as a modern medium, which allow for the blended qualities of oils and watercolor in one work. In the 25 years I have been painting, I have seen a triumph of production in the colors available to the artist who wants to work in acrylics. As longevity is of utmost importance to collectors, I try to use colors made from elements rather than organic compounds. Each work is finished with varnish for ease in cleaning. But as with all artworks, they should never be exposed to extremes of UV or infrared radiation.
- Born: Palo Alto, CA, 1953.
- Education: University of Washington
- Style: Selective Realism
- Dec. '90 — Sunset, annual corporate collection display
- Oct. '90 — One man show, Pennisula Open Trust
- Oct. '85 — Avery Gallery, Verde Valley School, Sedona, AZ
- May. '80 — The Mountaineer's Gallery, Seattle, WA
- Corporate Collections:
- Diamond Computing
- Hillsdale Shopping Center
- Sunset Magazine
- Security Pacific Bank