“My earlier works may be characterized by their discipline, scrupulous technique, and faithfulness to my vision of reality. However, recent work finds me challenging myself by embracing experimentation, and intuition, and enjoying the unexpected results of engaging in the process of creation without a destination in mind; letting the fusion of emotion and materials take me on an expansive journey of self-discovery.
As an artist, my work has been informed by my lifetime career as a painting conservator. It has been my privilege to care for and to conserve the artwork of some of the most notable artists across the centuries. Intimacy with work of this caliber is humbling and has taught me a great deal, but this above all: “to thine own self be true”. It is with deep gratitude and great fondness that I honor the many talented artists who mentored me in my artistic development, sharing their enthusiasm, time, and encouragement. I hope in some small way my work pays tribute to their gifts and reflects well on the influence of their artistic legacies.”
Christine grew up in Princeton, NJ, and came to the Boston area to attend School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After receiving her BFA from Tufts University and SMFA, she worked as lead painting conservator at Childs Gallery, Newbury St., Boston, after which she opened a private conservation studio on the North Shore, specializing in easel painting restoration for private clients and a wide array of art dealers and museums. She and her husband, art dealer Alan Waller, have two sons.
Throughout her life, and concurrently with her conservation career, she has painted in oil and has exhibited extensively, in national, and regional competitions and in the major art associations in the greater Boston area, winning numerous awards and accolades for her work.
She is a juried artist member of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC, a juried artist member of the North Shore Arts Association; a juried artist member of the Copley Society, Boston; and also a juried artist member of the Rockport Art Association; and the Marblehead Arts Association. Christine’s work is on display in her art gallery Satellite Fine Arts on Main Street in Rockport where she has a studio and she also maintains a studio in her Marblehead home on Little Harbor.