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 for artwork.

Recent Work

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Sundown

Oil-bars,oils on canvasboard 16x12 inches: Click for larger image.

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Hartland Cliffs

Oil-bars,oils on canvasboard 22x30 inches: Click for larger image.

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Peared Off

Pastel on pastelmat card 13x9 inches (approx): Click for larger image.

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Forgotten Treasures

Pastel on mount-card 11x9 inches (approx): Click for larger image.

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Echinacea

Pastel on pastelmat card 13x9 inches (approx): Click for larger image.

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Seven Boats

Pastel on pastel-paper, 19x13 inches: £115. Click for larger image.

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Rain At Sea

Pastel on card, 13x9 inches. £50. Click image for details.

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.