California Artist, Christine Bell sees her life as a painter as a journey where she is constantly learning and evolving in her techniques and skills. She therefore allows herself to remain authentic, and to be free to explore or paint a variety of subject matters, following her heart, and what she has found to inspire her in the moment. Christine has been featured in several Magazine Publications, Design Blogs, & has had artwork purchased by many notable collectors / organizations such as HGTV, ABC/DIsney, SONY, and high profile Resorts. Each new, blank canvas is seen as a way to allow herself to become immersed in her paints and apply the layers in ways to present on canvas what is in her mind and soul. Her hope is that the subjective viewer sees her work as art that will stir an emotion, elicit a past memory, or simply bring a genuine smile to their face.
Contemporary Artist, Christine Krainock, (also known as Christine Bell Krainock-Slominski), works from her artist studio in Temecula, California. Christine has specialized her expressionistic, abstract, palette knife painting style to create unique & striking textured mixed media acrylic paintings that reflect her love of nature & the beauty, movement, texture & light found within it. Christine usually creates her original paintings by applying layers of paint with palette knives that in many pieces develop an almost 3-D effect, or in many paintings are reminiscent of old weathered, textured, peeling paint. All while still maintaining amazing vividness of color and intuitive composition.
Christine's passion for painting new original pieces, which are not necessarily planned out, but instead develop as Christine freely applies layer upon layer of paint, allows her to create unique pieces of art that can be interpreted on a personal level by the viewer. She is often employed by top interior designers, and creates commissioned paintings to be displayed in their clients' homes or office spaces. Christine is best known for her textured abstract paintings, and her spiritual Angel Paintings. She receives consistent 5 STAR online reviews and glowing testimonials from her clients.
2002- Masters of Arts Degree- California State University, San Marcos, CA
1993- California Teaching Credential- Chapman University, Orange, CA
1992- Bachelors of Science Degree - Psychology, California State University, San Marcos, CA
Christine Bell Krainock has sold over 1,000 Original Paintings WORLDWIDE is honored to have had her Original Paintings and Prints featured on, or purchased by, the following designers, corporations, & media outlets.
-Simon & Schuster Publishing
-JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts
-Timbers Resort, Kauai
-Fogcatcher Inn, Cambria CA
... & many more.
IN THE MEDIA:
-The Cottage Journal Magazine
-San Diego Magazine
-Inland Empire Magazine
-Styled with Lace - Holiday Home
2019: July- Solo Exhibition -Siler Gallery, Temecula, CA
2018 - 203 Fine Art - Extended Exhibition, Taos, NM
2016-2017 - Red Gallery - Extended Exhibition, SF, CA
2015, 2016 - ARTWALK San Diego, San Diego, CA
2014 - Laguna Art Group, Laguna Beach, CA
2013 - Lorimar - Old Town Temecula, SOLO Exhibition
2013 - Lorimar, Winery Tasting Room, Extended 3 Artist Exhibition, Temecula, CA