Christine Olga Smith

My paintings are seascapes and scenes from the Southern coast of Greece and a nearby island that are part of my everyday environment; as well as the island of Bahrain in the Middle East and the USA. They are always painted en plein air (from nature)

My prints are always about sharing a message of peace, love and happiness. They are works mainly inspired by the places I have lived, and nature; and the t-shirts and blankets are the same works made accessible to everyone.

 

COS Bio

COS Bio
Christine Olga Smith grew up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Her graduated from Parsons School of Design (Paris and NY) with a degree in Design for Communication in 2008, with an emphasis in motion graphics, and founded her own art space in Porto Heli, Greece, dedicated to cultivating and promoting contemporary art practices internationally. Aside from her own projects, her professional experience has been in successfully coordinating exhibitions, managing artists and working with clients as well as designing print and web media for Blue Fig Art.

This coming year I will be working on my public art project, Healing Illustrations that Fresh Arts (www.fresharts.org) is supporting through their cultural fiscal sponsorship program. Healing Illustrations Series by Christine Olga Smith

Christine's work has exhibited in Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Nations in Geneva, with artists from the Middle East (’10), in New York at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (’12), at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetses (’13) where she is also a curator, at SG Gallery in St. George Lycabettus (“Dreams and Think Positive” Nov. and Dec. ’11) and the Evgenidou Foundation (Eco ’09), in Athens. Most recently her series of oil paintings from nature entitled were on exhibit in Porto Heli, Greece in an exhibit entitled, The Children of Morea, similar works were displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi in April, 2014, then subsequently in New York in 2016. Her design project My Sun II was exhibited in "Views Bahrain" with Al-Riwaq Gallery, and her short animation, Like, Share and Follow: Sea Turtles Hatching, was exhibited as part of the Post Studio Micro Residency Show, Houston, Texas, 12/’16. Blue Fig Art T-shirts are also sold at: Ageri boutique, Antiparos and La Marina boutique, Porto Heli

  • The Road to the Church of Prophet Ilias, Kavala, Greece, 30 x 25 cm, oil on linen, 2018
    Description The Road to the Church of Prophet Ilias, Kavala, Greece, 30 x 25 cm, oil on linen, 2018 Painted on site from May through August, 2018. The uphill roads in the city-town of Kavala, the hometown of my mother, in Northern Greece (ancient Macedonia), wind their way to the church of the Prophet Ilias. 10% of each sale is dedicated to the Orthodox Church or IOCC - International Orthodox Christian Charities.

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  • «Ο Δρόμος για τον Πρ. Ηλία», Καβάλα, 30 * 25, εκ. λάδι σε λίνο, 2018 λεπτομέρεια
  • Over the summer I worked close to the fishermen at the bay of Baltisa in order to capture the late-afternoon light on their boats. Painted on site * 10% of proceeds go to refugee relief through the Greek Orthodox Church. "Καΐκια Αραγμένα, [στο Καβουράκι]", Μπάλτιζα, Πόρτο Χέλι, λάδι σε μουσαμά, 50 x 70 εκ, 2017 Ένα καλοκαίρι μέρα πάρα μέρα δούλευα τα απογεύματα κοντά στους ψαράδες στο λιμανάκι της Μπάλτιζας για να πιάσω το φώς πάνω στα καΐκια τους.

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  • Seascape, Glyfada, 30 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, 2015
    Seascape, Glyfada, 30 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, 2015 This paintings depicts a typical weekend view as sailboats on the sea front of Glyfada in the Mediterranean Sea coast make their way back to the main port of Piraeus. Painted on site/en plein air * 10% of proceeds go to refugee relief through the Greek Orthodox Church.

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  • A Portrait Of Lorraine
    A Portrait Of Lorraine Houston, TX, oil on canvas, 2015 painted from life
  • Sunset, Houston, TX, Oil on canvas, 46 cm x 61 cm, 2016
    "Sunset," Houston, TX Oil on canvas, 46 cm x 61 cm or 18 x 24 in, 2016 Sunset over Houston in the summer months is a show of colors.
  • The Road to the Church of Prophet Ilias, Kavala, Greece, 30 x 25 cm, oil on linen, 2018
  • «Ο Δρόμος για τον Πρ. Ηλία», Καβάλα, 30 * 25, εκ. λάδι σε λίνο, 2018 λεπτομέρεια
  • Seascape, Glyfada, 30 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, 2015
  • A Portrait Of Lorraine
  • Sunset, Houston, TX, Oil on canvas, 46 cm x 61 cm, 2016

 

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