Christine has loved horses and art as early as she can remember. She spent her growing up years in Sunnyvale, California, with a Big Fat Greek family whose gatherings at the 1,000-acre George Ranch in Sonoma, California, gave her a lifestyle about which to dream. It was there that she first connected with the spirit of a horse, rode bareback free on the gracious acres, cared for, learned natural as well as traditional English riding and ownership.
As a businesswoman, Christine's professional work in equine art and graphic design is based on twenty-three years of experience. Initially, she worked for Landor Associates in San Francisco, then branched off into her own design company while serving in higher education department chairs for San Francisco Academy of Art University for ten years and, more recently, the Corcoran College of Art and Design Washington DC.
Christine's work has been recognized by a Clio and two Addy Awards, which were won while collaborating on corporate and packaging identities from Coca-Cola, The New Coke, Dole, Tree Top, Jergens, Continental Airlines, Del Monte, DiMare, V8, the International Space Station NASA, 1-800 Suicide, to name a few.
Her equine art has focused on working with, photographing, and painting many famous clients: Gandalf's trusty stead Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings, Kentucky Derby Champion Barbaro, Smarty Jones, Afleet Alex, Storm Cat, Birdstone, Presidential Affaire and many more.
Her fine artistry, including photography, oil paintings, and carousel horses, has appeared in such internationally prestigious publications as The Bloodhorse, Equine Images, Horse Talk, Sidelines, Cambridge's Who's Who to the Kentucky Derby Gift Shop Museum, Back in the Saddle Catalogue, Exclusively Equine, and more, with showings in galleries and agents in nine states from California to New York.
Christine's gift is capturing the essence of each horse's spirit and bringing it alive through whichever medium she chooses.
1% of the profits from my work goes to support Sunrise Horse Rescue.