I grew up in Wellston, Michigan. My interest in Art actually came from the Peanuts cartoon strip. I started drawing and doodling in grade school to their likeness. My first real painting was in Art class my Senior year at Brethren High School. I credit my Art teacher, Richard Anthony, and my Dad, Jack St John, who saw my potential and encouraged me to pursue this direction. My Dad made lots frames and a table for me to do my work. Over the years I painted for my own pleasure, for family, friends and even in lieu of construction on our house when the budget was tight. Life finally got in the way as it does, and I lost interest and stopped painting to make room for my Son, Nate and to work. I felt overwhelmed so I concentrated on what was most important to me. I did not make time for myself and sacrificed social life as well. I never was really satisfied with my path but I felt very fortunate and grateful that I was where I needed to be. After a diagnosis, I know now that I had suffered from Clinical Depression for many years not aware that there was a name for how I felt. I'm now able to deal with and manage my condition to include all the things I had left behind. The last few years I've enjoyed painting again. I had given it up for so many years and decided it was now time for me. I was told about Artprize in 2014. My sister and I decided to visit and experience the event, which we did last year. I am happy to say the visit gave me inspiration to join in the festivities. I am honored to be included as an Artist for ArtPrize 2016. My Dad would be so proud.
Christine's ArtPrize Entries
These are Christine's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Christine's Past Work
These are images of past work that Christine has done.