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Artist Christine Fontenot


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Christine Fontenot is a representational oil painter who explores the beauty of light and color relationships across the genres of portraiture, figure, floral, and still-life.  A native of Colorful Colorado, her love for bright colors began at the tender age of 2 1/2, when she would separate her hair barrettes into groups by color.  Her artistic gift was discovered and encouraged by her parents at an early age.  She began taking private art lessons with local artist Sally Bartalot at the age of seven, where she was introduced to the ‘basics’ of design and composition.  A childhood full of value studies, color mixing and perspective exercises, drawing and painting from life became the foundation for her lifelong love of art.
 
Having a thirst for artistic knowledge and a passion for color, she studied with Bartalot for eleven years.  In 2004 she came to the Art Students League of Denver, where she has continued her artistic development.  She feels blessed to be able to learn from and study with amazingly talented artists such as Mitch Caster, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks, and Jane Jones.  Committed to lifelong learning, her most recent studies include sculpting workshops with Yenni Tewahade, and painting workshops with Clayton Beck, Michael Godfrey and Daniel Sprick.  Her work has been well received in local group and solo exhibitions.  Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
 
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