Diary

Christine Olga Smith and Blue Fig Art

2014-02-15

Christine describes herself:

"My main aspirations are creating illustrations, designing and painting for a purpose.

I am continually recording my impressions of nature, people and their cultures in my work.

The series of painting in oil entitled "Compositions in the Greek Landscape 2014" will be on exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi from February, 2014.

I graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in 2008 with a degree in design for communication, and in the same year opened an art space in Southern Greece.

Several exhibitions I have participated in include an environmental-awareness exhibit sponsored by the Evgenidou Foundation (‘09), an exhibit with artists from the Middle East at the UN in Geneva (’10) and “Dreams & Think Positive” at SG Gallery in St. George Lycubittus (Nov. and Dec. ‘11).
Having grown up in Saudi Arabia, I feel strongly connected with the Arab culture and use my upbringing as a reference in my work; and a Greek-American both countries’ heritage provide a unlimited source of inspiration.

I also work to connect to people through art and culture by curating exhibitions and promoting other artists".

Source: http://www.behance.net/christineosmith


About Blue Fig Art
http://www.bluefigart.gr/

Blue Fig Art is a multi-usage art space located three hours either by boat or car from Athens in a town called Porto Heli. This area is a well-kept “secret” destination of Greece’s rich and famous as well as being 20 minutes and 45 minutes away from Spetses and Hydra, two of Greece’s most famous islands.

BFA is 100 meters with large windows and 20 meters of veranda overlooking the bay. It serves as an exhibition space for artists, a studio for creative projects and can serve as a base, as the area is filled with inspiring images for drawing and painting from nature, as well as photography.

Painting: "The Port Behind the Church" by Christine Olga Smith


 

 







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