Christine Peloquin is a 2-D mixed media artist who draws and paints faces, figures, landscapes and abstracts over collage. She uses many different materials including charcoal, acrylics, watercolors, monoprints, found objects, photo transfers, fabrics and papers on wood panels. Christine has been teaching her mixed media techniques since 2009 and offers workshops at her studio in Orlando and across the US. She has been selling her artwork in galleries and festivals around the country for 30 years. She has been published in numerous books and magazines such as Somerset Studio, Studio Visit and American Art Collector. Just recently, she self-published her first children’s book with her mixed media and watercolor paintings called, “If You Could Tell Time, What Would You Tell It?”
The majority of her artwork is drawing and painting on fabric and paper collage. The subjects range from faces and figures of women and children to landscapes, nature scenes and abstracts. All the pieces begin with fabric and paper collage arranged, sewn and adhered to wood panels. The collages consist of any of the following; antique cloths, contemporary fabrics, antique dictionary pages, old children’s school books, atlases, architectural plans, wallpaper, tablecloths, napkins, lace, buttons, flowers, leaves and any variety of papers and 2D found objects. Over the collages, the drawings are done in charcoal and the work is painted with acrylics and mediums.
“The joy in this process of collaging, drawing and painting is the instinctual choices of rendering and harmonizing what I will cover up and what I will leave to be revealed.”
"I believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that underneath each personality is a collective story, life energy and soul. I try to mimic these layers of personality, story, energy and spirit with layers of drawing, painting and collage. My faces and figures are not about portraiture in the sense of capturing a likeness but about capturing an essence."
“My intention is to weave an autobiographical tapestry invoking and addressing universal issues such as philosophy, spirituality, sexuality, motherhood and self-awareness. Most of the titles come from appropriate words found in the collage. I believe that art and life are always about becoming more conscious, more aware, and more of yourself. For me, this includes life as an artist, a woman and a mother.”
“I have been proud to call myself an artist since the age of three. I am so grateful for all the people who have collected my work through the years. I am continually amazed and thrilled when I think about my work hanging in so many homes. They are testaments to the power of art that the creative life that brings me so much joy continues to ripple through the world making people feel happy.”
Christine lives and works in Sorrento, FL.