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About Christine Waljeski

I am an artist living in Santa Monica, California, married to a fabulous Frenchman and raising a phenomenal bilingual almost 4 year old daughter. I was raised in  a family that highly valued adventure, travel, art, language, and creativity my work has always been a bit of a dive into all of it. My professional education was split between life in the UC Berkeley fine art studios and out in the hills of California mapping and studying geology. I have a lifelong love of both science and art and over the years I have often been torn between calling myself a scientist or an artist. As I get older I realize more and more that I will always be both.

I find the work that speaks to me the most are the pieces that both ground me and take me to another place or time. I want to feel the softness of the air or the bite of the breeze, the tickle of the grass or the hot sunlight on the rock. I hope you find something in here that speaks to you and asks you to be both more present in your day while also inviting you to imagine greater adventure for yourself.

Most recently I have been working mainly in water color often in a plein air setting. With a toddler plein air painting these days mostly means quick furious sketches in my journal. I love that working in plein air asks me to be 100% present in nature, taking in the static details of shape and form while working to capture the dynamic and everchanging light and feeling.

Over the years I have worked in stone-carving, lost wax casting, printmaking, oil painting, ceramic sculpture and more. While I work most often in watercolors these days I look forward to returning to and sharing more works in a variety of media. 

Contact Me:

Info@christinewaljeski.com

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