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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a peek into the studio
2021 Book List!
I'm giving you a jumpstart on your 2021 book list! Here is a wrap on all the books I read in 2020. The books I think you absolutely must read, the ones I think you can skip, and the books somewhere in between. Here are the books I read, in the order that I read them, not the order of ...
Gaslight: Final Series of 2020
If you're new here, you should know that light is a central theme in my works. I've based paintings and various series on light. I infuse precious metals into all my paint pigments so that even if a painting is dark it is infused with light. The intention is that it catches your eye when the sun hits the painting ...
Why Make Art At All?
Why Make Art? An essay on my art making philosophy and its subsequent outworking in my business strategy. Disclaimer: The following essay is my artmaking and business strategy philosophy. In no way do I think or believe that this is the only or even the best way to be an artist. This is merely the only way I know how ...