Mariotti exhibit at Millard & Company

Published 11:12 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Christine Mariotti is now exhibiting a collection of her paintings at Millard & Company (the Depot).

The exhibit, which is open to the public during business hours, Monday through Friday, is a mixture of acrylics, watercolors and Chinese brush paintings.

Here is an excerpt from her artist’s statement about her career:

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“When I went to art school in the 60s, I thought I would study all media of art to become an art teacher in the public schools or in a private college.

Indeed I did both of those things and enjoyed it for over 30 years.  My specialty became textiles and fashion illustration as I found a position at a design school in California.

That location brought me closer to the entertainment industry and I also did freelance work for Disneyland and for competitive ice skating costumers.

Now that I am retired from teaching, I have the pleasure of creating paintings in a variety of media as well as the textile work.  When I lived in California I studied Chinese brush painting for several years and now I have the time to produce larger works in this media.

The style of painting that I enjoy may be described as light impressionism as the color is a main component of all of my pieces and carries over into the silk textiles that I also produce.

The Oriental theme seems to transcend into the fiber arts and the years of study in that style were a great help in designing the silk scarves that I have painted for several years.”
Mariotti will host a reception of her work on Friday, July 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot. The public is invited to attend.

– article submitted by Christine Mariotti