As a contemporary impressionist painter and lifelong nature enthusiast, Christine Lashley finds her artistic inspiration by painting outdoors. The art she creates is about time spent in nature and the beauty of a moment held in memory. Her paintings often fuse reality and the abstract, using color and texture to look realistic from afar but dissolve into abstraction up close.
Christine's paintings have won numerous awards, including Best of Show for both landscape and portrait work. Recent awards were Best Landscape at the 27th Oil Painters of America National Show, and Best Light in the Landscape (Cezanne Award) at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2018. Christine is a frequent participant in juried outdoor painting competitions such as Plein Air Easton, Bath County, Richmond, and Telluride. Christine is a signature member of OPA (Oil Painters of America).
BATH COUNTY PLEIN AIR: Second Place 2018 and 2016; Third Place 2017 BROADWAY GALLERY: Solo Show, Alexandria, VA, 2018 FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE PLEIN AIR: Second Place Quick Draw. 2018 26th OPA NATIONAL: Eisele Gallery, OH. May, 2017. Merit Awards in each category at the Quick Paint "Beautiful Ohio" Show 27th OPA NATIONAL: Best Landscape Award, Steamboat Art Museum, CO, 2018 OPA EASTERN REGIONAL: Artistic Award of Excellence. 2108 OLMSTED INVITATIONAL: Best Light (Cezanne) Award 2018 PLEIN AIR SOLOMONS, MD: Best Cove Point Sunrise Painting, Honorable Mention Quick Draw and in Show. 2017 PLEIN-AIR BUCKS COUNTY, PA: Honorable Mention Award in Show, First Place Saturday Quick Draw. 2017 PLEIN-AIR RICHMOND, VA: First Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Award in Show. 2017 PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Finalist, Non-commissioned Portrait Category, Member's Show. 2017 PRELUDE TO A PAINTING: Scott Christensen Studio, Demo and Small works show, Victor, ID, 2018 RICHMOND PLEIN AIR: Third Place 2018 TELLURIDE PLEIN AIR: Top seller status award 2015-2018
PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE: Cover and feature article, Plein Air Magazine, Oct/Nov 2018
PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE: Cityscapes editorial; and Workshop Guide article, Plein Air Magazine, Feb/Mar 2019
LIGHT IN THE LANDSCAPE: Christine Lashley Art Book, 70 pages, 2018