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Christine Olmstead
Paintings by Christine Olmstead seen at Private Residence, Washington - Let It Hold Your Hand

Let It Hold Your Hand


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This piece is one of several pieces from my collection called The Divide. The whole series is a celebration of life and death. I have lost four family members and my good friend and college roommate within the last two years. Each piece in this collection is made in memorial to my lost loved ones. The title of each piece correlates to a particular speech pattern or memory associated with each person. This piece was inspired by my good friend and college roommate, who passed away in childbirth, and left behind twin baby boys. This piece is in honor of her. To read about the inspiration for this series check out my blog post on the collection: The Divide Collection

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Christine Olmstead

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Abstract art focused on seeking peace, choosing light, and bringing beauty into the lives of my collectors.

Christine Olmstead is an abstract artist whose work has exploded since releasing her first collection in 2015. With collectors and corporations, including West Elm, Marriott Hotels, and tech companies in San Francisco seeking exclusive contracts and custom commissions, Christine currently sells originals and prints worldwide.

Christine has been painting and drawing several days a week since she was 18 months old. Her mother, an art historian, stressed the importance of art from a young age. Her journey has taken her from impressionism in childhood, to realism in middle school through college mastering various mediums and finally to abstraction in her adult life and professional career.
Christine’s works are abstract, mixed media paintings. Her work focuses on movement, mood, and the use of color, metallic, and reflective elements to convey energy and story. It is through a deeply meditative practice, combined with music that she exercises her synesthesia and painting practice. Christine’s paintings are conceptual in nature focusing on healing, seeking peace, restoring painful memories and infusing light and beauty into my work.

Each piece stems from personal experiences, memories, or social concepts. Christine attaches these experiences to a song or piece of music. With synesthesia, she sees color when she hears music. She paints the colors and movements that are swirling in her mind, combined with the emotion of the chosen memory or experience. Christine paints the mood of these combined elements. Wrestling with each concept, she is determined to find beauty and peace in each experience. It is with those guiding metrics that she sifts through sound, synesthesia, memories, social pitfalls, human experiences and more as she seeks to infuse light and guiding peace into these spaces. Christine views her works as tokens, or icons meant to bless and serve as reminders for viewers and collectors.

“When you look at my pieces I want you to feel at peace, calmed, and hopeful. I want you to know that there is still beauty left in the world, and I hope to inspire others to find and create beauty and peace in their lives.”

Christine resides and paints in Northern Virginia.

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