Oct 22, 2008 Update: Congrats to Christine for winning a C$10,000 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Foundation’s emerging artists award.
Christine Cheung is a young Canadian painter that I’ve the pleasure to meet and get to know recently. Once I’ve seen a few of her abstract paintings, I know I have to try to interview and chat with her to understand more about abstract paintings because, honestly, sometimes abstract paintings can be intimidating and even down right confusing to the uninitiated. So recently, I spent six hours talking to Christine, taking pictures, filming Christine talking about her paintings, and even filming her paint.
You can take a look at some of Christine’s paintings at her blog. Or check out a slidesshow of pictures I took of Christine and her paintings.
[4th Dec, 2014 update: The following video links are broken as Google Video was replaced by YouTube. But my video interviews are safe! Just click here to see all eleven videos of Christine here.]
Here is a video of Christine talking about how her earlier prints affect her later paintings (you can watch within the full list of video clips).
Here is a video of Christine talking about her self-portrait (you can watch within the full list of video clips).
In the following two videos, Christine talks about her thinking process when she paints, and then she shows us how she paints (you can watch within the full list of video clips).
Here is a video of Christine talking about about her latest painting “Spillage (Montreal-Calgary)”(you can watch within the full list of video clips).
Click here to see all eleven videos of Christine (including the above videos). Take a look of the slidesshow of pictures I took of Christine and her paintings.
Christine, thank you so much for your participation in helping my understanding of abstract painting a bit more. It is incredibly generous of you to show us how you paint right in front of the camera and the talk of your techniques.