Christine Lashley - Fine Artist

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Christine Lashley

Christine Lashley: A Virginia Artist, Creating Award Winning Art In Oil and Watercolor

Christine Lashley's impressionistic images are filled with merged color, lush brush strokes, and a sense of sparkling light. She 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 Easels in Frederick, Plein Air Easton, and Telluride. Recent juried exhibits have been at the Salmagundi in New York City and Principal Gallery, VA. 

Her work has won numerous awards, including Best of Show for both landscape and portrait work. Her most recent awards were First Place at both Buck's County and Richmond Plein Air quick draws. 

An art teacher for over 15 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: the Potomac Valley Watercolorists (where she served as President), Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), Salmagudi NYC, Oil Painters of America, Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.  

Christine currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and children.

Select Shows & Awards

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Finalist, Non-comissioned Portrait Category, Member's Show. 2017

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL: Artistic Award of Excellence. Anderson Fine Art. Juror: Howard Friedland. 2017

PLEIN AIR BATH COUNTY, VA: National juried event. Juror: George Van Hook. Third Place in Show. 2017

PLEIN AIR SOLOMONS, MD: National juried event. Juror: Jason Sacran. Best Cove Point Sunrise Painting, Honorable Mention Quick Draw and in Show. 2017

PLEIN-AIR RICHMOND, VA: National juried event. Juror: Peter Trippi. First Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Award in Show. 2017

PLEIN-AIR BUCKS COUNTY, PA: National juried event. Honorable Mention Award in Show, First Place Saturday Quick Draw. 2017

26th OPA NATIONAL SHOW: Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Oil Painters of America, juried show. May, 2017. Merit Awards in each category at the Quick Paint "Beautiful Ohio" Show (two awards: Indoor and Plein Air).

ROOT TO BLOOM SHOW: Principal Gallery, Alexandria, VA, International juried show. Teresa Oaxaca, juror. Nov. 2016 Third Place in Show.

PLEIN-AIR BATH COUNTY, VA: National juried event. Second Place in Show, Third Place Quick Draw. 2016

PLEIN-AIR TELLURIDE, CO: National juried event. Christine was awarded "Top Seller" status for 2015 - 2017. Third Place 2016.

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL SHOW: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH. Juried show. Charles Cox, juror. 2016

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 2016 SALON SHOW: Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. Juried show. C.W. Mundy, juror.

MOUNTAIN MARYLAND PLEIN AIR, MD: National juried event. Honorable Mention, Jason Sacran, juror. Historic Award, Quick Draw, 2016

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Christine's painting "Winter Quiet" won an Honorable Mention in the Landscape category, Member's Showcase, 2015.

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SHOW, CO: National juried event (Cathy Anderson juror) at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Oct 2015.

PLEIN-AIR GREAT FALLS, VA: Second Place (Armand Cabrera, juror) June 2015.

PLEIN-AIR NORTH CAROLINA: Equal Award, (David Simpson juror) Germanton Gallery, NC. April 2015.

PLEIN AIR VERMONT - Second Place, Quick Draw, Bennington, VT, 2013. Juror: Stapelton Kearns

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA - Summer Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI July-Aug. 2013. Juror: Thom Robinson

GILHAM AWARD (BEST OF SHOW) - Color Sphere October Show, Art League of Alexandria; Collector's Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2012. Juror: Lee Boynton.

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