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“My aim is to evoke the feelings of calm, humility, and intimacy that can be experienced in a moment of connection with our landscape.”

 

Christine Olson Gedye is a Northwest contemporary landscape painter based in Seattle, Washington. She creates luminous, atmospheric paintings in oil on panel using thin, transparent glazes. As an antidote to the complexity and hectic pace of modern life, she specializes in images that convey an air of simplicity, space and contemplation.

Gedye was born and raised in Minnesota, and has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, and Sydney, Australia. She received her art training at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, and it is heavily featured in the best-selling technique book, Elements of Landscape Oil Painting by Suzanne Brooker (Watson-Guptill).

 

SELECT SOLO SHOWS

2016  Stay Awhile, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015   Arboreality, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013   Northwest Horizons, Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2012   Water | Vapor, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011    East of Here, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009   Edge of Light, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008   New Works, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006   People, Places and Things, Trine Studio, Seattle, WA
2005   Shifting Light, Trine Studio, Seattle, WA

 

SELECT JURIED AND GROUP SHOWS

2016  
Juried Arts at the Port, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA
20th Juried Show, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Women’s Work, Bellevue Arts Museum Community Education Gallery, Bellevue WA
Abstract Marks, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA

2015
Peace, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle WA
Painting Poetry, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA
Wall Flowers, Wallflower Gallery, West Seattle, WA
Art in Bloom Invitational, The Depot, Anacortes, WA

2014
Harmony, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA
Juried Arts at the Port, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA

2013
Illumination, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA
Celebration, a WPW Traveling Exhibition:  Schack Art Center, Bellingham, WA, WPW Gallery, Seattle, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia WA, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA, Clymer Museum, Ellensburg WA

2012
Celebration of Washington Artists, Washington Convention Center, Seattle
Summer Days, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes WA
Observations, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA

2011
Music, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle WA
Members Show, EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA

2010
Fresh Paint, Peterson-Cody Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Light in the Air, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA
WPW Spring Members Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell WA
Edmonds Art Fair Juried Show, Edmonds WA        

2009
Bel Canto, New Dimensions Gallery, Bellevue WA
Sojourns, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA

2008
Waters Alive, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA
Painting Out Loud, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle WA

2007
Small Gifts, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle WA
Plein Air Festival, Honorable Mention, Hardware Store, Vashon WA
Innervision (Landscape Invitational), Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle WA

2006
Chicken or Egg Invitational, Silverwood Gallery, Vashon Island WA

AWARDS AND COLLECTIONS

2016
Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA

2014
Don de Llamas Advocate Award, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA

2013
Merit Award (Lisa Harris, Juror) WPW Members Show, WPW Gallery, Seattle WA

2012
Merit Award, WPW Summer Show, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

2011
Swedish Hospital, Issaquah Highlands Campus
First Place Award, Juliette Aristedes Juror, WPW Spring Show, WPW Gallery, Seattle WA

2010
Honorable Mention and People’s Choice Award, Fresh Paint National Juried Show, Peterson-Cody Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Merit Award (Barbara Shaiman, Juror) and People’s Choice Winner, WPW Members Show, WPW Gallery, Seattle WA
People’s Choice Winner, Light in the Air, WPW Gallery, Seattle WA

2009
First Prize, Women Painters of Washington Members Show, Bellevue WA

PUBLICATIONS

2015   
Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, by Suzanne Brooker. Watson-Guptill.

2013
10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton 2013, Juried Exhibition of Art Catalog, Marquand Editions
Wondrous Waterways, American Art Collector Magazine, John O’Hern. April.

 

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MY TEAM

These Northwest craftsmen help me put my best foot forward, and allow me to focus on painting. All of them are incredibly creative and talented, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!

Kurt Pape, Unique Art Framing
Custom-crafted frames and panels

Zandra Stratford
Designer

Art and Soul
Large-format digital photography

David Gedye
Digital Photography 

Matthew Hold, HOLD Studios
Custom-built panels


MY FAVORITE ONLINE RESOURCES

Artwork Archive
I subscribe to this robust database software for tracking my inventory; their weekly newsletter is packed with advice on everything from residencies to marketing to websites.

ArtBizCoach
Alyson Stanfield’s newsletter and online workshops help me focus on building the business and marketing aspects of my career.

The Painter’s Keys
Inspiring and insightful twice-weekly letters from artists Robert and Sara Genn. 

Abundant Artist
Podcasts, webinars and online resources for artists. 

The Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Long-form interviews with established artists on studio practices and marketing solutions.

Art2Life Blog/Art2Life Academy    
Nicholas Wilton, a California-based abstract artist and teacher, shares a weekly blog and vlog on creating authentic, personal work. The Academy is an ongoing online resource for graduates of Wilton’s mentorship and Creative Visionary Path course.