Christine Lashley - Fine Artist

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Christine Lashley

Artist Statement and Bio

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 close.

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.

An art 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.


PLEIN AIR RICHMOND: Third Place, 2018

27th OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL: Best Landscape Award. Steamboat Art Museum CO, 2018

OLMSTED PLEIN 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 Draw. 2018

PORTRAIT 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

PLEIN-AIR RICHMOND, VA: First Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Award in Show. 2017

PLEIN-AIR 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

PLEIN-AIR 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. 

MOUNTAIN 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.

PLEIN AIR VERMONT - Second Place, Quick Draw, Bennington, VT, 2013. 

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA - Summer Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI, 2013. 

GILHAM AWARD (BEST OF SHOW) - Color Sphere October Show, Art League of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, 2012. 

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