Christine Drummond was born and raised in Brazil. She received her forma-tive education at the French Lycée in Rio and sees herself a real “carioca”, which means a person born and raised in Rio de Janeiro.
Real “carioca” enjoy life, have faith in their future and are true optimists. These are some of the feelings Christine wishes to bring to people through her paintings.
It’s now been 12 years since she has moved to the US. She started painting in 2000, at first, using brushes, no texture but very colorful artworks, always depicting her native country.
In 2004 she saw a display of Professor Ablade Glover’s work at Chicago O’ Hare International Airport. Seeing this painting helped her to define her in-strument of creation…She put down the brushes and started working exclu-sively with a palette knife. Using it, made her find a sense of freedom: she loves how, with the bold strokes of her palette knife, she creates texture that make shapes and colors become alive on her canvas.
Today, Christine Drummond’s artwork is shown all over the world in places such as London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Sao Paulo and New York.
“The ultimate goal of art is JOY” (Gotthold E. Lessing)
“Joy” is what I want to bring to people through my paintings
“Joy” through the choice of colors, the theme, the life and movement
I bring to the canvas with each stroke of my palette knife.
When I complete a painting, my strongest wish is that those who see it
will be drawn into it and want to be part of the happy atmosphere.
If people feel good when they look at one of my pieces,
if my paintings brighten their day in any way,
then my mission as an artist is completely fulfilled.