Christine Lashley teaches studio and plein-air (outdoor) classes at the Yellow Barn in both oil and watercolor. Christine teaches a flexible approach to creating art with special techniques for achieving loose brushwork and clean colors. Her oil classes also focus on how to apply wet layers and non-toxic ways to use oil paints.
Christine’s impressionistic images are filled with merged color, lush brush strokes and a sense of sparkling light. She studied in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne and continued on to earn her BFA at Washington University in St. Louis. Christine continued her studies in advanced workshops with artists such as: Skip Lawrence, Charles Reid, and Scott Christensen.
She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and she has been selected to participate in dozens of prestigious outdoor painting competitions such as Plein Air Texas, Olmsted, Plein Air Easton, and Telluride. She has won numerous awards for her work including “Best of Show” for both landscape and portrait paintings. Her most recent award for “Best Landscape” was at Oil Painter’s of America 27th National juried show. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including: Plein Air Magazine (cover and feature article); Outdoor Painter, Oil Painters of America Blog, The Artist’s Magazine, the Washington Post, and North Light Books. An art teacher for 20 years, Christine is a member of several juried art groups, including: Oil Painters of America, Salmagundi Club NYC, Plein Air South (PAP-SE); and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.