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Artist Christine McBryan


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Biography


Christine McBryan grew up in Narberth, Pennsylvania, a western suburb of Philadelphia. One of nine children, she was the only person in her family who showed an interest in art.Coming from a long line of engineers, Christine was advised to study design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She had a successful career as a textile designer, concentrating on jacquard woven fabrics for interiors.In 1992, she moved to New York City and began to seriously study drawing and painting. She started taking classes part-time. Suddenly, one night class turned into two, and then every day while working full time in textiles.In 1999 on a friend's suggestion, Christine took a sabbatical moved to Florence, Italy to study at Charles H. Cecil Studios. A serious medical diagnosis brought her back to New York City toward the end of that year. After recovering from cancer, she went back to work as a designer while painting part-time.
In 2015, Christine made the leap to become a full time painter. A year later, she had further health issues and spent many months fully recuperating from spinal surgery. By the following year, she was again able to devote her time to her artwork.Christine is grateful each day that she can make her artistic dreams a reality, working on paintings as well as commissions.Shows:
May 2021 - Artistic Celebration of Motherhood, Connecticut Society of Portrait PaintersJune 2020 - Faces of Pandemic Front Lines 2020 Connecticut Society of Portrait PaintersMemberships:Connecticut Society of Portrait ArtistsPortrait Society of AmericaEducation:2017-2018 / 2007-2008 - School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Figure and Portrait Painting - Marvin Mattelson2011-2012 - The Teaching Studios of Art, Brooklyn, NY Figure Drawing - Rob Zeller - Old Master Copies- Adam Miller Plein Air Cityscapes - Bennett Vadnais2003- Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, Pa. Figure Workshop - Nelson Shanks1999 - Charles [...]

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