About Christine Scurr

Feelings of Painted Poetry....inspired by Nature.

I am an emerging abstract painter and photographer who loves nature, colour and design. It's always an intuitive and spontaneous process and very much about the process itself.

Expressing what I feel, capturing moments of imagination, fragments of memories, I find happiness in the physical process of putting down marks and colour and letting the paint and colour direct me. It is a playful process in an exploratory way through many layers. I love drawing and scribbling as an added dimension of expression within my work and use charcoal, graphite, pencils or oil pastels for creating my personal marks. I also enjoy some digital work and my process is the same. Painting is a healing and comforting act for me, and I paint for myself first. Some pieces are then ready to be shared and they go out into the world. My paintings teach me about myself and are like a mirror for my life and emotions. I strive to be an authentic painter, one who bares the soul through this healing art form.

Photography is my other favourite artistic expression and only recently discovered. There are endless worlds to explore through the lens. The photographs listed here came about by an idea to combine my painting and photography, with my love for flowers and nature. There is a lot of exploration and play in my studio with both forms of art and they often inspire one another. I also enjoy photographing emotion and personality with portraiture.

If a painting or photograph speaks to the viewer emotionally, my creative experience is completed on an even deeper level. My purpose as an artist is to create art that is alive. That is of serene beauty or with a touch of intrigue, perhaps lighthearted and joyful, maybe dark and deeply mysterious. Above all, I wish to create a sense of wonder, to invite curiosity and reflection. My artworks are feelings of painted poetry, created from pieces of myself and my personality.

Photography profile: https://bluethumb.com.au/photography/artists/christine-scurr
Art profile: https://bluethumb.com.au/christine-scurr






Education

Studied with Nancy Hillis in "The Artist's Journey", March/April 2016.

Press

Artwork is displayed and for sale through Frame Design, Cairns, North Queensland.

Queensland Contemporary Art Awards 2016 - Finalist

Featured artist in Saatchi Art collection and catalogue.

www.theindigotwig.com

Influences

Joan Mitchell is my favourite influence.