Christine credits the vivid writings of Edgar Allen Poe as her childhood inspiration to become an illustrator. She also spent numerous Saturday mornings sitting in front of the television, crayons in hand, drawing the characters from her favorite cartoon show,"The Superfriends Justice League".
From drawing the characters from the "Justice League" cartoon Christine became more interested in other types of art and artists. By high school Christine feel in love with the artworks of Roger Dean, Michael Whalen, Alan Lee, Alphosne Mucha, Gustave Klimt and Van Gogh, just to name a few. Music and literature were also and still remain a great source of inspiration for her. She works in color and black and white mediums; acrylic, watercolor, charcoal. conti, pen & ink are her mediums of choice. It was at this point that Christine found herself increasingly drawn to the idea of becoming an illustrator. Christine poured all her creative energy in school to prepare herself to work in the "visual arts".
As part of her professional training, Christine attended Parsons School of Design, where she earned a BFA in Illustration. She continued her studies at Parsons Paris, Du Cret School of Art and Grand Rapids Community College drawing and painting program in Greece. Travel is also one of Christine`s loves and influences. With traveling, one is constantly stimulated, inspired, educated and humbled.
Christine has been freelancing as a professional artist since 1986. In carving out a career in the visual arts Christine has done illustration, architectural portraits, logo designs, screen designs, fine art, murals and art show curator. Some of her clients have included Davis Publishing Inc. Ideal Graphics Inc, The Home News & Tribune, Suburban Golf Club, Arcola Country Club, Rockaway River Country Club, T' Leon Advertising and EJs Bar and Grille as well as numerous commissions for private and commercial clients.