April 1–30, 2022
The Featured Artist this month is Christine Lombardi. Her acrylic paintings of summer bring us a refreshing joy. Lombardi has been drawing for as long as she can remember. From a very young age, she created special cards for family and friends. Eventually, her work became highly detailed and her intricate Christmas cards were an annual treat enjoyed by many. Currently residing in Kent, Connecticut, Christine was born and raised in Danbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Connecticut State University. Through the years, she continued to focus her creative energies on her illustrations, developing her own set of greeting cards in 2010. It wasn't until the spring of 2018 that she decided to try her hand at painting, something she hadn't done since her college years. It didn't take long for her to discover her innate ability for painting the sea. Inspired by childhood vacations at the shore, she continues to enjoy portraying the beauty of the ocean in her work.
"Picking up a brush for the first time, I found myself making broad strokes in shades of blue, forming waves and then sky. Capturing the many moods of the sea is what inspires me." says Lombardi. "As I am engaged in my work, I experience a place both tranquil and serene, and hope to share this place with the viewer."
Meet Christine and the artists of Gallery 25 at an opening reception on April 9 from 2PM to 4PM with the music of "Hummingbird".
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