About: Christine Chaise Greenwood
Christine is a native French certified teacher from Paris with 28 years of teaching experience in public and private schools in France and Connecticut. She was educated in France where she received her degrees in elementary school and special education, other undergraduate studies comprise psychology in Connecticut.
Christine is an artist and has taught French, Art in French, Acting in French in various schools and institutions in the Hartford area, including Farmington Valley Art Center, Thompson Brook, Roaring Brook and Pine Grove schools in Avon, Kingswood Oxford middle school in West Hartford, Farmington and Simsbury continuing education for children and adults. She was an adjunct professor of French at the University of Hartford and was the founder and director of the French American Nursery School in Avon, CT from 1998 - 2006. www.frenchamericannurseryschool.com
Christine started to paint in 1994.
She has exhibited her work in various jury selected fine art shows and galleries
in New England including:
Glastonbury Fine Art and Craft show, CT
New Britain American Fine Art and Craft show, CT
Canton Artists Guild Gallery, CT
West Hartford Art and Craft show, CT
Farmington Valley Arts Center Gallery, CT
Old Lyme Fine Art Show, CT
Provincetown Fine Art Show, MA
Pia Sjolin Design Canton, CT
ArtSpace Gallery Hartford, CT
Open Studio Hartford, CT Nov. 14th & 15th 2015
Recent press in the Hartford Courant:
In addition to her fine art, Christine is designing and creating metal and glass sculptures.
"In dreams, laws of reality don't exist"
Christine Chaise Greenwood
I paint to be here, now, and to narrate a story that words can't express.
One of the many pleasures I experience from creating images is to explore the thin line between controlled technique and accidental effect. Most of my paintings contain a blend of the two.
My work is a mix of realistic and surrealistic styles. I like abstract painting because it touches the imagination, it has the ability to turn an impression into an image and an image into an impression. It gives me the freedom to say and to feel more with less boundaries.
My art work has so much energy drawn from the subconscious that I usually need time and perspective to decipher the symbols and images. I begin drawing or painting with no preconceived ideas, and I project my visions spontaneously on the paper with little interference from the intellect. The best part for me is the story telling and the emotional reactions I get from from the viewers.