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
There Will Be More
"There Will Be More" emerged as an overwhelming sense of calm, peace, and joy overcame me in the midst of the pandemic. All of my work felt like it was for nothing while my shows had been canceled. Despite a season full of disappointments, hopes dashed, and the stress of daily bad news around us getting darker and heavier each ...
Pinterest for Artists & Makers
Whenever I talk to fellow artists and makers about online social media business strategy or where they think best place to sell art online is, the usual answer I hear is “Instagram.” PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. They don’t go on, they don’t talk to me about other platforms and they say that Instagram is really the only good place for ...
“Internal Landscapes” – A Defense of the Invisible
I had the distinct pleasure of talking with fellow artist Carol Steen a couple of weeks ago. She’s an accomplished artist with over 20 solo exhibitions to her name. She’s also an author and educator in addition to her art practice. The reason Carol and I got to connect was because we are both synesthetic artists. If you are unfamiliar ...