LEANNE CHRISTIE

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      SOLD WORKS (PARTIAL ARCHIVE)

Standing Near the Top of the World
Standing Near the Top of the World

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Discussing the Day's Details
Discussing the Day's Details

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Beckoning Summer
Beckoning Summer

30x48in - Oil - SOLD

Work Day
Work Day

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Water Routes
Water Routes

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Traffic
Traffic

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Time's Passages
Time's Passages

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Quicker Than Traffic
Quicker Than Traffic

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Early Summer Morning
Early Summer Morning

30x48in - Oil - SOLD

Station
Station

30x48in - Oil - SOLD

Beneath the Summer Blossoms
Beneath the Summer Blossoms

30x40in - Oil - SOLD

Shifting Perspectives
Shifting Perspectives

30x40in - Oil - SOLD

Keefer and Gore
Keefer and Gore

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Life as a Squirrel
Life as a Squirrel

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Future Flux
Future Flux

30x48in - Oil - SOLD

Commerce
Commerce

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Just Before the Clouds
Just Before the Clouds

36x36in - Oil - SOLD

Classic
Classic

10x10in - Oil - SOLD

Cambie from Granville
Cambie from Granville

30x30in - Oil - SOLD

Bustling Passages
Bustling Passages

30x48in - Oil - SOLD

 

Photo by Rennie Brown (http://www.renniebrown.com/)

LEANNE CHRISTIE

Urban Oil painter Leanne M Christie has a reputation for complex paintings that are built with powerful brushwork and the sophisticated manipulation of white. She paints full time in her Vancouver studio and her daily 50km cycling commute from her home in Coquitlam, gives Christie an intimate kinship with the flow of the urban streets. The unrehearsed transitory moments provide the abundant source of her paintings.

Born and raised in South Africa, Christie moved to the Canadian West Coast in the late 2000's after a period of 10 years abroad that had originated as a 2 week holiday after the completion of her Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhodes University.

Christie's paintings are at first understood by the viewer whose participation is then demanded by her relentless harnessing of the communicative properties unique to oil painting.  The distilled open relationship between the painter and the slow drying oil painting is the unique characteristic of the medium that Christie burrows into in order to activate the complexity that is developed through the alchemy of passive and active time. Active time that is dependent on the relationships that the viewer is able to develop with the work.

Christie's concept of complexity through the inclusion of active and passive time as a catalytic element in the paintings finds the perfect partner in her urban subjects which are naturally founded on the complex relationships of the urban citizen and urban politics.

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