Christine Peloquin is a 2-D mixed media artist and has been selling her artwork for over 35 years. She is currently showing her work at Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach and here at Bennett. She has also shown in numerous galleries around the country including Studio E Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, Atelier Galleries in Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Longstreth-Goldberg Gallery in Naples, Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Orlando Museum, FL, and Kristal Gallery, Sugarbush, VT. She has been teaching her mixed media techniques since 2009 and offers workshops at her studio in Sorrento, FL and across the US. She has been published in numerous books and magazines such as Somerset Studio, Studio Visit and American Art Collector. She has also self-published her first children’s book with her mixed media and watercolor paintings called, “If You Could Tell Time, What Would You Tell It?”
Peloquin works in a variety of 2D mediums including acrylics, oils, mixed media, drawing and watercolor and refer to my style as Figurative Realism meets Disrupted Realism. Her work is figuratively literal with a multi-dimensional quality to the pieces. The subjects range from faces and figures of women and children to landscapes, nature scenes and abstracts. Most pieces begin with fabric and paper collage on wood panels consisting of antique and contemporary fabrics, handmade papers, and mono prints and 2D found objects. Over the collages, the drawings are done in charcoal and the work is painted with acrylics and/or oils. The joy in this process is the instinctual choices of harmonizing what will be covered up and what will be revealed and creating a balance of traditional realism and contemporary aesthetic with the rendering.
George Sand’s quote, “The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart” defines how Peloquin sees art.
She says: “I believe that as artists, we are translators. We have the power to take our surroundings and wisdom and transpose them into a visual experience that can be admired, shared, and loved by others. So, I share and explore what I know and love, being female, a mother, my love of art, science and psychology, and my love of capturing a specific moment in time. I believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and so I attempt to mimic layers of personality, story, energy, and spirit with layers of drawing, painting, and collage. My artistic goals are always continued technical growth and stylistic innovation.”