Most of Christine’s practice revolves around the themes of loss and ephemerality, and the distortions of memory. She takes inspiration from the short-lived, the delicate, that which we are on the point of losing. Much of her recent work has been inspired by old, found photographs; while supposedly permanent records, the identity of their subjects and their associated memories have often gone.
Primarily working in mono-type, etching and lithography she sees making artist books as an extension of her printmaking practice. She uses the book form to tell a story, to illustrate a moment in time, or simply to develop a theme or an aesthetic.
Christine studied paper conservation and book binding at the London College of Printing (UAL),
and then worked in the conservation studios of the British Library for 10 years. She now has her
own private conservation practice. In tandem with this she has developed her art work after
discovering the joys of printmaking in her years at college. Having returned to Scotland after
some years spent abroad, she joined Edinburgh Printmakers in 2013 and sometimes works there
as a print technician.
Recent selected group exhibitions include: Utopia: What’s Yours? with the
SSA, Dumfries (2019); Coast at An Talla Solais, Ullapool (2019); Impact 10, International
Printmaking Conference, Santander, Spain (2018); SSA/VAS Open Exhibition, Edinburgh (2018);
Deluge, Edinburgh Printmakers (2018); Visible, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (2017); Paper to
Gold, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers (2017); SSA Open, Edinburgh (2016).
She has work held in the collections of the British Library and of Edinburgh Printmakers.
Christine is available for commissions.