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 mass produced and 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
Browse and shop Christine Olmstead's available original paintings. Click to learn more and read the story behind each of these pieces
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
some fast facts for you
Why the gold? I use 24k gold leaf as well as 18k rose gold and genuine silver leaf in my works. I also infuse metallics into my paints because light is very important to me and infusing light into all that I do is a mission and reminder to never stop seeking the light.
Medium: My pieces are mixed media. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, 24k gold, genuine silver leaf, 18k rose gold on either canvas. I stretch my own canvases, it is a key and enjoyable part of the process to me.
Inspirations: My synesthesia, music, stories, personal life events.
Art Crushes: Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell
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Prints & homegoods
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a peek into the studio
We Don’t Touch Anymore
One of the first forms we are taught is the line, defined as the compilation of many dots in a single direction. Lines are the gateway to other shapes. It is because of their versatility that I have always ascribed the symbol of a line to our lives. To me, every person is a line. People are not circles, or ...
How to Use Color Theory in Interior Design
You can have lots of fancy furniture and grand decor in your space, but a color scheme will either make or break its entire design. So before making any drastic changes to your wallpaper or throwing in some new shades, it's key to apply the basics of color theory — which is the study of how colors function — into ...
Protecting Art Collectors: On Art Replicas & Art Depreciation
Protect collectors. I get a couple emails a month from individuals asking me to create an exact replica of a previous work of mine. While I’m flattered that they like the piece so much, I will never recreate an exact replica of any of my works as a matter of principle. This is something I want to address because I ...