Previous Bodies of work

Click to view and read about Christine's previous collections and bodies of work

Each collection over the years builds on previous works, explores variations on a theme, or works in conversation with previous collections. All of Christine's work address subjects, themes, and reoccurring symbols highlighted in her artist statement.

Christine Olmstead is an abstract artist whose work has exploded since releasing her first collection in 2015. Her pieces are what she calls “internal landscapes.” Her works are conceptual, abstract, and mixed media. Olmstead focuses on movement, light, color, and sound to convey story and internal moods and energy. It is through a deeply meditative practice, combined with music that she exercises her synesthesia and painting practice. Christine’s paintings are conceptual in nature focusing on healing, seeking peace, restoring painful memories, and infusing light and beauty into the work. She views her works like icons much in the same way a Christian would hang a portrait of the virgin Mary in their home to remind them to pray, Christine pieces are also icons to remind viewers to breathe, slow down, seek light, create beauty, and practice peacefulness. Christine resides and paints in Northern Virginia.


In pursuit of metallic elements, 2018

Tap through the slider to see all of the works in this series. These works were made in 2018 for a duo show. The focus of this series was the use of metallic elements with pearl,copper, brass, and gold. Click the painting to shop and get more information. 

The Divide

in memoriam, 2018

Tap through the slider to see all of the works in this series. This series was created in 2018 in memory of 5 lost loved ones, 4 family members and my college roommate. With all sudden, or bizarre deaths, these works are an attempt to bring beauty from pain, and glory in the value they brought to the world. Each work is tied to one of them in my memory. 

Meet Me in the black & white

In pursuit of minimal color, 2017

Tap through the slider to see all of the works in this series. This collection was made in the pursuit of minimal use of color. These pieces use black, white, shades of grey and the use of copper metallic paint in as a way to narrow my palette and explore depth of tone in in each of these elements. 



Don't See the perfect piece?

Don't see the perfect piece for you or your client? Or do you like the vibes of one piece but wish it was in a different color. I'm happy to create a custom commission at your request. Click the button below to learn more about the commission process. 

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