As a contemporary impressionist painter and
lifelong nature enthusiast, Christine Lashley gathers most of her ideas
by painting outdoors. The art she creates on location or in the studio
is about time spent in nature and the beauty of a moment held in memory.
Her paintings often fuse reality and the abstract, using color and
texture to look realistic from afar but dissolve into abstraction up
Christine Lashley studied in Paris at the Parsons
Art Institute and the Sorbonne, and continued on to earn her BFA at
Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited
nationally and internationally, and has been in a number of juried
prestigious outdoor painting competitions such as Plein Air Easton,
Olmsted, and Telluride. Recent exhibits have been at the Salmagundi in
New York City and Steamboat Art Museum in Colorado.
Her work has
won numerous awards, including Best of Show for both landscape and
portrait work. Recent awards were Best Landscape at the 27th Oil
Painters of America National Show, and Best Light in the Landscape
(Cezanne Award) at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2018.
teacher for over 20 years, she teaches workshops locally and
internationally; and is on the faculty of the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen
Echo. She is a member of several juried art groups, including: Plein
Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), Salmagudi NYC, Oil Painters of
America, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.
SHOWS AND AWARDS
PLEIN AIR RICHMOND: Third
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL: Best Landscape Award. Steamboat Art Museum
AIR: In Show: Best Light in the Landscape (Cezanne Award), Juror's Choice Award at Quick Draw. 2018
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA ONLINE SHOWCASE: Honorable
Mention Award. Spring, 2018
LIGHTHOUSE PLEIN AIR: Second Place, Quick
SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Finalist, Non-comissioned Portrait Category, Member's Show. 2017
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL: Artistic Award
of Excellence. 2017
PLEIN AIR BATH COUNTY, VA: Third Place. 2017
PLEIN AIR SOLOMONS, MD: Best Cove Point Sunrise Painting, Honorable Mention Quick Draw and
in Show. 2017
RICHMOND, VA: First Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Award in Show. 2017
BUCKS COUNTY, PA: Honorable Mention Award in Show, First Place Saturday Quick Draw. 2017
26th OPA NATIONAL SHOW: Oil Painters of America. Merit Awards at the Quick Paint "Beautiful Ohio"
Show (two awards: Indoor and Plein Air).
ROOT TO BLOOM SHOW: Principal Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2016 Third
Place in Show.
PLEIN-AIR BATH COUNTY, VA: Second Place
in Show, Third Place Quick Draw. 2016
TELLURIDE, CO: Top Seller Award for 2015 - 2018. Third Place 2016.
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL SHOW: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH. 2016
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 2016 SALON SHOW: Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.
MARYLAND PLEIN AIR, MD: Honorable Mention in Show, Historic Award in Quick Draw 2016
PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Honorable Mention in
the Landscape category, Member's Showcase, 2015.
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SHOW,
CO: Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Oct 2015.
PLEIN-AIR NORTH CAROLINA: Equal
Award, (David Simpson juror) Germanton Gallery, NC. April 2015.
AIR VERMONT - Second Place, Quick Draw, Bennington, VT, 2013.
OIL PAINTERS OF
AMERICA - Summer Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI, 2013.
AWARD (BEST OF SHOW) - Color Sphere October Show, Art League of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, 2012.