Christine Frisbee finds inspiration in the sky, clouds and nature. The freshness of the Cape Cod air and light and the energy of New York City’s Central Park are the catalysts for her landscape oil paintings. She was surrounded with an artistic family who had a keen eye for wonderful art and it became a focus of her life.
Born in Summit, New Jersey, Christine was introduced to oil painting at the age of 14 at Oak Knoll School. She continued to paint in college and also painted as she started her family. Then she moved to London for four years and studied arts through classes at the museums. When she moved to New York City she studied at the National Art Gallery under Sam Adoquei, took sketching classes at the National Arts Club with Simon Levinson and painted in a workshop with Leah Lopez, from the New York Academy of Art. On Cape Cod she studied with artists Dennis Rafferty of Maine and Jonathan McPhillips of Rhode Island.
Presently Christine lives on Cape Cod and Bedford, NY where the sun and water create a palette of colors that are inspirational. The Nantucket Sound and Cape marshes change with the light and wind every day.
“The light and shadows from the sun and clouds, along with clean colors, are what inspire my painting.” Frisbee says. “I paint landscapes that are peaceful and happy. My own style evolves as I try to paint in a more impressionistic style.” I love the work of Ray Ellis and Mary Cassatt.