As a contemporary impressionist painter and
lifelong nature enthusiast, Christine Lashley gathers most of her ideas
by painting outdoors. The art she creates on location or in the studio
is about time spent in nature and the beauty of a moment held in memory.
Her paintings often fuse reality and the abstract, using color and
texture to look realistic from afar but dissolve into abstraction up
Christine Lashley studied in Paris at the Parsons
Art Institute and the Sorbonne, and continued on to earn her BFA at
Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited
nationally and internationally, and has been in a number of juried
prestigious outdoor painting competitions such as Plein Air Easton,
Olmsted, and Telluride. Recent exhibits have been at the Salmagundi in
New York City and Steamboat Art Museum in Colorado.
Her work has
won numerous awards, including Best of Show for both landscape and
portrait work. Recent awards were Best Landscape at the 27th Oil
Painters of America National Show, and Best Light in the Landscape
(Cezanne Award) at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2018.
Her work was on the cover, and featured
in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue of Plein Air Magazine.
teacher for over 20 years, she teaches workshops locally and
internationally; and is on the faculty of the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen
Echo. She is a member of several juried art groups, including: Plein
Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), Salmagudi NYC, Oil Painters of
America, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.