Landscapes, Cloudscapes, Still Life...

.Pastel is a dry medium, requiring no fluids for mixing and application. It is a PERMANENT medium, robust when under the protection of glass and not subject to darkening, yellowing or fading when properly framed. Pastel is both a drawing and a painting tool, capable of great variety. The artist also uses oils and occasionally acrylics for artwork.

Recent Work

cottage_fields

Summer's Yellow

Pastel on pastel-paper, 6x7 inches approx: Click for larger image.

autumn_trees

Lakeside Trees

Pastel on pastel-paper, 15x13 inches approx: Click for larger image.

still_life_fruit

Fruit Bowl and Spoon

Pastel on paper, 10x10 inches: £80. Click for larger image.

still_life_lemon

Green Glass and Lemon

Pastel on card, 12x12 inches: £80. Click for larger image.

Brandon_hill_Bristol

Queens Parade, Brandon Hill, Bristol

Pastel on pastelcard 12x12 inches.£75. Click for larger image.

clouds_landscape

Cloudscape, North Wales

Oils on mdf board, 7x5inches. £47. Click for larger image.

Buying and Contact

Paintings are available directly from the platforms/galleries mentioned above; but can also be reserved/purchased from the artist via Paypal invoicing. In all cases, the work is dispatched directly from the painter. Any queries can be made to sales [at] christinederrick.com.

About the Artist

Christine has painted for several decades, but the greater volume of her activity has been since 2005. She joined evening classes in the 1970's, starting with oils and tackling mainly local landscape features. While in search of a mental break from oils, she was encouraged to try pastels, since these are another opaque medium. Despite exploring other avenues such as acrylic and semi-abstracted styles, she has come back again to pastels and alternates these with oils when she wishes. Subject- matter has varied widely, with florals occupying a long stretch of time through the 90's and 2000's. At this point (2016) a body of skyscape work has been forming, in both media. She belongs to very few groups, preferring to do the bulk of her creativity alone. Paintings can be found online at dailypaintWorks.com, and Original-Art-Under100.com. Christine lives in England, UK.

Geographic location: 4 Hillside Cottages, Barrow Gurney, North Somerset BS48 3RX England.