Every painting has a story, some are painful, some are sweet, all of them are made to seek beauty and peace. Christine Olmstead offers original paintings, prints, homegoods and gifts. Originals are one of a kind pieces and only one of them exist in the world. Originals are an investment and appreciate in value over time. Prints are copies of originals, they are made to order, but can be replaced. Click to learn more about each product.
Every painting has a story, some are painful, some are sweet, all of them are made to seek beauty and peace. Christine offers original paintings, prints, homegoods and gifts. Originals are one of a kind pieces and only one of them exist in the world. Originals are an investment and appreciate in value over time. Prints are copies of originals, they are mass produced and can be replaced. Click to learn more about each product.
One of a kind
Welcome friend, while you’re here, I ask that you stop for a second and take a deep breath. Take a second to breathe, slow down, and just enjoy where you are and what you see. Close a few of those tabs. As you slow down and breathe try to embrace peace and joy, release your stresses and fears. Take a second to notice where you are, what you see, and try to find some beauty there. I hope that when you look at my pieces whether in person or online that you feel peaceful, joyful, and that you can remember all of the beauty around you.
Hi, I'm Christine
About my work
I use mixed media to create sweeping abstract paintings that refract light and construct shadows. By infusing metallics, including 24k gold leaf, 18k rose gold, and genuine silver leaf, into my works, I am able to manipulate the luster of natural objects and incorporate greater depth and dimension into my pieces. My paintings animate internal feelings and sensations, and reflect my experience of synesthesia.
Although I have mainly produced paintings throughout my career, I began to explore installation and public art in 2021, with a series called “Synesthetic Bodies”. In this series, I no longer rely on canvas and instead utilize light fabric as my painting surface. When installed, these paintings become dynamic objects that take on a greater sense of whimsy and chance as they ripple through the air. Characterized by larger and more concentrated deposits of gilding paint and bright colors, these paintings celebrate a sense of wonder and fantasy. They provide an audio-visual impression of how I experience music through multiple senses. Each piece contains the visions and shapes that I see while listening to specific measures of Debussy’s “Clair de lune.” In the coming months, I aim to experiment with more interactive public works and embrace collaborative opportunities with other artists and makers.
Photo by Olivia Phare
Made to order
Choose from canvas prints, framed prints, or matted framed prints. Pick your favorite print or pair a few together for a gallery wall. Choose the size, pick the perfect frame, and hang it on the wall!
Photo by Olivia Phare
let's work together
If you are an interior designer, architect, stylist, or stockist, contact Christine Olmstead to learn about purchases for clients, partnering, commissions, or to order in bulk.