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Artist Christine Obers


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Biography


 
"My medium is pastel. I like the simplicity and immediacy. Pastels are pure pigment with a binder. The colors remain true over centuries. Within my art is the desire, to capture an ephemeral moment and preserve it with all its colors and shades of emotion."
 
Christine Obers’ artwork has won numerous international awards. and has been exhibited at the Samagrine Club in New York,  Albuquerque NM, Moro Bay CA, Aurora Art Center just outside Toronto Ontario. Her art has been featured in major art publications, Pastel Journal and Southwest Art. Christine Obers was recently awarded the Master Circle Gold Medal from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of the West Coast and Master Pastelist in the Pastel Artists of Canada Association. Obers' commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout Canada and the US.
 
Growing up in Canada, Christine began commissioned oil paintings of landscapes and animals while in her teens. After high school she studied graphic design and illustration at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario subsequently moving to the US to pursue a career in advertising. Her career as senior art director led to many opportunities to explore her creativity in a multi faceted way while working for major corporations, Chevron, Macy’s, Domino’s Pizza, Royal Robbins and E&J Gallo Winery. In 2009 Obers retired to devote herself to fine art. 
 
Major Exhibitions and Awards
 
2020
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Online Open Exhibition, https://pswc.ws/members-only-online-show-moos-2020/
Pastel Society of Southern California, Online Member Exhibition
 
2019
Master Circle Gold Medal, International Association of Pastel Societies, Albuquerque, NM
 
2018
First Place, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Online Member Exhibition
California Art Club, Art Between The Lines, Peninsula Museum Gallery, Burlingame CA
California Art League, Rock, Paper Scissors, San Fernando Valley Art Center Gallery, Tarzana, CA
 
2017
First Place, Sierra Artist’s Gallery, Mariposa, CA
Pan Pastel Award, Pastel Society of the West [...]

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