Painting (Major)

Christine Neill

Nature has long been the subject of Christine Neill's large mixed-media paintings. She grew up in New England and after initially studied biology at Skidmore College, graduated with a BS in Art. It was a natural transition for her from the examination of biological process in a lab to metaphorically visualizing those processes as imagery in paintings and prints. She dates her interest in the effects of climate change to early studies of the environment.

Using the immediacy of fluid paint mediums in tandem with her photographs to interpret natural shapes and internal structures, Neill endeavor to imbue images with metaphorical references to myths, folklore, and peculiarities of the biological condition.

Neill has exhibited widely in the United States, as well as France and Japan. The honors she has received include a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship and the Mellon Arts Grant. Her work is included in many private and public collections and is represented in Baltimore by Goya Contemporary.

She and her designer husband, Lew Fifield, divide their time between Baltimore and New England.