These paintings come into being throughÂ the process of layering, destruction and rebuilding.Â There have been three importantÂ paths in my life.Â First the birth of my children.Â Second, understanding my connection with the planet and every being on it. Third, finding and embracing my independence. With little conscious direction, the painting process is a type ofÂ visually stimulating experiment.Â Ultimately my intent is to createÂ paintings that invite multiple interpretations and repeated examination.
Kristine Lee has wanted to be an artist sinceÂ she first put pencil to paper. SheÂ is a self-taught artistÂ living in beautifulÂ Penticton BC. Building her own frames and stretching her own canvas, building her own cradleboard as well as painting on salvaged wood and other items. Kristine produces a textured look by layering plaster and primer to her canvas before painting and sanding.Â Then adding more layers of acrylic paint to add depth and age to her paintings. She is influenced by the environment/nature, social/political issues, biblical imagery, the human form/portraits as well as her own pain and bliss. Kristine has been involved in several local art shows including the “2013 Erotic Art Show” at Sparkling Hills Resort in Vernon BC as well as a personal show in Osoyoos, one in Vancouver and recently a show at The Penticton Public Art Gallery in spring of 2016 titled â€œTarnished Saintsâ€. You can see more of Kristine’s distinct artwork at â€œSmudged Paint by Kristine Leeâ€ https://www.facebook.com/smudgedpaintbykristinelee/